Action research project: Open access
MA Higher Education Leadership
In my study, I examined how underrepresented Southeast Asian (SEA) students, specifically Cambodians, Hmong, and Laotian students, navigate college by exploring their personal narratives. The research question I used to inform my study was how could I represent and better support underrepresented SEA students in the surrounding San Diego, California colleges and universities? I found that the focus groups I facilitated contributed to meaningful engagement. Oftentimes SEA students are never in the same room with other students like themselves. Through interviews, interactive activities, and dialogue, I found that we need to provide spaces, platforms, and workshops for SEA students to speak their truths, share their stories, and validate their needs.
Digital USD Citation
Soukantouy, Donna, "Exploring the Narratives of Underrepresented Southeast Asian Students in Higher Education" (2020). M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects. 60.
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