Title

Latinx Students Charting Their Own STEM Pathways: How Community Cultural Wealth Informs Their STEM Identities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-26-2020

Publication Title

Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

First page number:

1

Last page number:

15

Abstract

Addressing Latinx student underrepresentation in STEM requires an assets-based reimagining of STEM experiences and pathways that facilitate student success. Drawing on data from two qualitative studies of Latinx students pursuing STEM majors, findings reveal that Latinx students draw on at least six distinct forms of cultural assets to facilitate their, and at times their peers’, persistence in STEM. Latinx students then utilize these cultural assets to develop culturally grounded understandings of themselves as STEM individuals.

Keywords

Community cultural wealth; Latinxs; Qualitative; STEM; STEM identities

Disciplines

Education | Higher Education

Language

English

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