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Networks of encouragement : who's encouraging Latino students and White students to enroll in honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses?

Author:
Witenko, Vanessa Marie
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Education
Degree Supervisor:
John Yun
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2014
Issued Date:
2014
Topics:
Education, Sociology of. and Education, Secondary
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
M.A.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014
Description:

Using affiliation network data collected at a large high school in Southern California, this paper examines differences between who encourages Latino students and who encourages White students to enroll in advanced courses. Previous research has found a positive association between emotional support and academic achievement, and thus, this study shifts the foci from who informs students to who encourages them. This study also used a new survey instrument, Student Networks of Encouragement (SNE), developed by the author, in order to disaggregate large network clusters (family, school, peers) into smaller roles (principal, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.) that are embedded within these large networks. This study found that on average Latino students and White students have different networks of encouragement. These results provide evidence for disaggregating large network clusters (family, school, peers) into smaller more nuanced network roles in order to identify new network clusters that are associated with diverse student populations.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (57 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3h993bp
ISBN:
9781303873508
Catalog System Number:
990044636020203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Vanessa Witenko
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