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Dear saints, dear Stella: Letters examining the messy lines of expectations, stereotypes, and identity in higher education

Barron, Nancy G. (2003) Dear saints, dear Stella: Letters examining the messy lines of expectations, stereotypes, and identity in higher education. College Composition and Communication, 55 (1). pp. 11-37. ISSN 1939-9006

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Abstract

The article focuses on Latino students' difficulties with higher education because of double construction of identity from and toward the Anglo mainstream in the U.S. It addresses other perception, the potential problems Latino students, Mexican American, encounter in higher education based on how others perceive their individual and group identity. It also addresses self-perception, the contradictory expectations that Mexican Americans have of the mainstream in higher education. It presents the discussion in a letter format that primarily speaks to audiences outside the mainstream.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: © 2003 National Council of Teachers of English.
ID number or DOI: 10.2307/3594198
Keywords: Ethnology -- United States; Group identity; Higher Education; Mainstreaming in special education; Mexican Americans; Mixed ability grouping (Education); Self-perception; Students; United States
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Arts and Letters > English
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 22:37
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/546

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