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Umass Boston’S School Counseling Program At Dever-Mccormack School, Amy L. Cook, Laura A. Hayden, Allie Scherer, Raphael Apter, Pamela Belford, Michael Sabin Dec 2014

Umass Boston’S School Counseling Program At Dever-Mccormack School, Amy L. Cook, Laura A. Hayden, Allie Scherer, Raphael Apter, Pamela Belford, Michael Sabin

Laura A Hayden

Given the burgeoning Latino population and the minimal research on school counseling interventions with this population, we purport to implement a culturally sensitive intervention promoting academic success among Latina youth that includes life skills, academic skills, and Latino dance.


Perceptions Of Family Support Among Students Of Color At A Predominantly White University, Dina C. Maramba, Robert T. Palmer Dec 2010

Perceptions Of Family Support Among Students Of Color At A Predominantly White University, Dina C. Maramba, Robert T. Palmer

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

The challenge of facilitating the retention and persistence of students of color in higher education continues. While research has focused on internal factors of the college environment important to the success of students of color at predominantly White institutions (PWIs), this qualitative study examines an external factor—family support and its interconnectedness with the success and persistence of students of color. More specifically, the findings emphasize the importance of family support for this population attending PWIs. Implications for practice and future research are offered.


A Qualitative Investigation Of Factors Promoting The Retention And Persistence Of Students Of Color In Stem, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba, Phd, T. Elon Dancy, Phd Dec 2010

A Qualitative Investigation Of Factors Promoting The Retention And Persistence Of Students Of Color In Stem, Robert T. Palmer, Phd, Dina C. Maramba, Phd, T. Elon Dancy, Phd

Robert T. Palmer, PhD

While the literature on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is abound with the importance of increasing college access, retention, and persistence among students because of its implications for America’s global competitiveness, particular emphasis has been placed on students of color. Notwithstanding, students of color remain underrepresented in STEM education. Therefore, increasing access, retention, and persistence for students of color in STEM is not merely a matter of United States’ economic competitiveness, but also a matter of equity. Using in-depth interview methods, this article delineates factors facilitating the retention and persistence of students of color in STEM education at ...