Hispanic-serving institution legislation : an analysis of policy formation between 1979 and 1992
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This study contributes to the existing knowledge about the history of Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) legislation passed into law by the 102nd United States Congress by investigating how individuals and organizations in support of Hispanic higher education worked within and outside the federal political process between 1979 and 1992. By drawing from theoretical frameworks rooted in the historical and policy analysis fields, this study utilizes historiographical methods to situate the HSI policy formation period within the larger social and political context of the time. The Advocacy Coalition Framework and Policy Entrepreneurship theory serve as policymaking models that deepen the understanding of the efforts of Hispanic higher education proponents during this policy formation period.