Race, Class, and Choice in Latino/a Higher Education

Pathways in the College-for-All Era

  • Sarah M Ovink

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About this book


This book is an in-depth study which examines the lives of fifty ambitious Latino/a high school seniors in the San Francisco East Bay Area, following their entrance into college and career pathways over several years. This book examines the social forces that contributed to near-universal college attendance among these mostly low-income Latinos/as, all of whom attended fairly typical public schools. In an era of increased economic insecurity, decreased funding for schools, and rising college tuition, this book provides a balanced look at the individual choices and systemic constraints influencing today’s “college-for-all” orientation, while pointing the way toward possibilities for making college pathways smoother for all. 


Sociology Higher Education College Pathways College Transitions Latino/a Race/ethnicity Gender Educational Inequality education ethnicity funding gender higher education policy Sample school social science

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah M Ovink
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-51885-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-51886-6
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