Barriers, Racism, Discrimination, and Stereotypes Against an Adult Immigrant Pursuing Adult Education: A Case Study
Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Wren Mills (Director), Aaron Hughey, Lester Archer
Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Research
Master of Arts in Education
Barriers, racism, discrimination, and stereotypes are experienced by immigrants every day. These problems are especially important when immigrants are seeking education. Education is critical for immigrants because it allows for integration, which is vital to an immigrant’s life in the United States. The study asked a participant, who had come to the United States for a degree, for a description of their experiences in the United States. The study confirmed that barriers, racism, discrimination, and stereotypes are experienced by immigrants when pursuing education in the United States. Taking a pedagogy approach may improve learning outcomes in immigrants. Education on racism, creating social capital, and improving social ties can ease the pain associated with barriers, racism, discrimination, and stereotypes that immigrants face.
Adult and Continuing Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences
McCracken, Kendra, "Barriers, Racism, Discrimination, and Stereotypes Against an Adult Immigrant Pursuing Adult Education: A Case Study" (2021). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3536.