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Navigating and Negotiating the Pre-Transfer Process: The Community Cultural Wealth of Latina/o Community College Students

Champaign , USA
Education 333

Education 333

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Event Type: Seminar/Symposium

Speaker Information: Dr. José Del Real Viramontes

This qualitative study describes the pre-transfer experiences of 10 Latina/o community college students who transferred to a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) in Texas. Using semi-structured interviews, the research questions that guided this study were: 1) What is the perceived pre-transfer receptive culture by Latina/o community college transfer students at Transfer Student University? and 2) How do Latina/o community college transfer students apply their community cultural wealth to produce the pre-transfer receptive culture to transfer to Transfer Student University? Data was analyzed using a thematic approach in combination with the theoretical frameworks of a transfer receptive culture (Jain, Herrera, Bernal, & Solórzano, 2011) and community cultural wealth (Yosso, 2005). Findings highlight how Latina/o community college transfer students applied their aspirational, familial, navigational, and social capitals, to confront the conditions presented by Transfer Student University during the pre-transfer process, highlighting their own transfer experience and circumstances.

Cost: Free

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Delaney