Marginalizing What Matters: Revisiting Latino Male Students in the Educational Pipeline

  • Adrian H. Huerta
  • Seth M. Fishman
Part of the Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality book series (NCUM)


This chapter presents the results of a qualitative study using Schlossberg’s theory of mattering and marginality to provide an understanding of first-generation, low-income urban Latino male students and their transition experiences at and success in various higher education institutions. The study explored how these students navigated the college environment and developed relationships with campus agents. The findings illustrate (a) role modeling for society, (b) economic status and lived experiences, (c) first encounters, and (d) high school peer groups. The authors offer implications and program recommendations for high school and college professionals to more adequately support and understand Latino male experiences at their institutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian H. Huerta
    • 1
  • Seth M. Fishman
    • 2
  1. 1.Pullias Center for Higher EducationRossier School of Education, University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Liberal Arts and SciencesVillanova UniversityVillanovaUSA

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