NARRATIVES AS A MEANS TO SUPPORT LATINO/A STUDENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION.

  • Flavio Francisco Marsiglia Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Abstract

This paper presents a culturally grounded approach that supports Latino students entry~into the university. A narrative approach, its links the students cultural legacy and their college experience, and their home and the outside world. Narrative fiction is used as a teaching tool to validate and develop the students' knowledge and transform the college culture. A case study illustrates how the approach was used in a Midwestern college. A summary of ethnographic and outcome data is presented to show the impact of the approach on the participants.. Implications for social work education and other helping professions are drawn. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]


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Published
2014-06-12
Section
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