Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Volume

10

Issue

2

Pages

1-26

Publisher Name

Purdue e-Pubs

Abstract

This study identifies and explores social influences on the college choice process of Filipino American and Southeast Asian American high school seniors in an urban Midwestern setting. In an effort to contribute more depth to the knowledge regarding college choice among Filipino Americans and Southeast Asian Americans, this study engaged seven high school seniors in a photo elicitation study, allowing the students to tell their own stories of their pathways to college. Photos and follow-up interviews indicated that the students explicitly acknowledged kinship and peer networks as playing the most influential roles in the college choice process. Gender differences were found in how students understood their college choice experiences. Though not explicitly recognized by students in this study, college preparatory support programs and resources in the students’ schools also provided important supports in navigating college-going systems.

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Author Posting. © Surla and Poon, 2015. This article is posted here by permission of the authors for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/2153-8999.1132

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