Exploring Latinidad: Latina Voice and Cultural Awareness in a Catholic Female Single-Sex High School
Date of Award
Doctorate in Education
School or College
School of Education
Jill P. Bickett
Mary K. McCullough
This study focused on the perceptions of 16 Latina students regarding their cultural school climate as well as the thoughts of two administrators and six teachers at an all-female Catholic high school. Students revealed that, while they felt very supported by the school’s faculty and administration, they revealed that their culture was not fully embraced and/or represented in their educational curriculum and school’s practices. Students also alluded to deliberately choosing and valuing to spend their free time with their family over their classmates. Further, they felt disconnected from their school’s mission, which emphasized sisterhood among students. Furthermore, bicultural students provided a unique perspective often not fitting the Latina and/or dominant culture at the school.
Navarro, Candy, "Exploring Latinidad: Latina Voice and Cultural Awareness in a Catholic Female Single-Sex High School" (2016). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 463.