Support for Secondary Education in U.S.-Mexico Border Residents

Rogers, Darrin
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Support for higher education is related to educational resiliency, and is therefore of great concern in the U.S.-Mexico border region, where rates of educational achievement often lag behind national averages. Students in this geographical area are socially, economically, educationally and otherwise distinct from students in other parts of the United States, and the factors that lead to their educational success are of great interest. Approximately 500 undergraduate university students from the Rio Grande Valley were surveyed regarding various aspects of the support for higher education they received from friends, family and significant others. Results and patterns of support will be presented, as well as details of a psychometrically valid instrument derived from this research project.

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CONAHEC's 12th North American Higher Education Conference - Monterrey 2008
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Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico for CONAHEC’s 12th North American Higher Education Conference! North Americans share many historical, cultural, and linguistic bonds and many common issues to face. With the signing of NAFTA in 1994, our region has become inextricably linked by growing economic ties. Leaders in North America recognize that regional and individual community prosperity depends largely on the global competencies of our future professionals -- today's students. Governmental and educational leaders acknowledge that higher education institutions in North America must be more proactive and offer students opportunities to gain international expertise by becoming more internationally oriented while strengthening local connections in their teaching, research and public service functions.More than a decade after NAFTA was launched, it is increasingly evident that our region cannot isolate itself, but must rather develop stronger and more productive linkages both internally and with other world regions. Higher education has an important role to play in connecting North America with the rest of the world. Together, we will revitalize the North American higher education collaborative agenda for the new political, economic and educational context in which we live today.