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The Role of School Counselors to Help Teachers Understand Challenges that Impede Latina/o Students from Higher Education
Javier Cavazos Vela, Gregory Scott Sparrow, Eunice Lerma, Michelle Cavazos, Megan Calvillo, and Stacey L. Gonzalez
Twenty-seven prospective teachers provided perspectives regarding challenges that impede Latina/o students from enrolling in higher education. The results indicate that while some prospective teachers mentioned the school system, other teachers mentioned Latina/o students and their parents. Implications for school counselors to help prospective and current teachers understand challenges that Latina/o students face are provided.
Keywords: Latina/o students, teacher education, school counselors