“You Were Going to Go to College”: The Role of Chicano Fathers’ Involvement in Chicana Daughters’ College Choice

Nichole M. Garcia, Rebeca Mireles-Rios

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Abstract

Using pláticas, the sharing of cultural teachings through intimate and informal conversations, this article analyzes our personal college choice processes as Chicanas by examining the impact of being raised by Chicano college-educated fathers. Drawing on two theoretical frameworks, college-conocimiento, a Latinx college choice conceptual framework, and critical raced-gendered epistemologies, we demonstrate how intimate and informal conversations occur within our own Chicana/o daughter-father relationships in negotiating higher education and household contexts. Our analysis responds to the need to explore daughter-father relationships in higher education research. This work expands the college choice scholarship by moving beyond traditional models to examine the gendered and raced experiences of families of color, particularly focusing on how father involvement is associated with the college choice of daughters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2059-2088
Number of pages30
JournalAmerican Educational Research Journal
Volume57
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

Keywords

  • Chicana/o education
  • college choice
  • daughter-father relationships
  • higher education
  • Latinx education

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