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Revista de la educación superior

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GUZMAN GOMEZ, Carlota. New types of students and the multiple meanings of university studies. Rev. educ. sup [online]. 2017, vol.46, n.182, pp.71-87. ISSN 0185-2760.

Based on the review of research conducted on undergraduate students in Mexico over the last fifteen years. In this article, I analyze the multiple meanings that students build and develop in undergraduate studies, according to their own personal, familiar and academic conditions, as well as to the context in which they are involved. To address the student heterogeneity, I distinguish between several student types that have emerged, or have become visible, in the last few decades such as: the natives and first-generation students, foreigners, grown-ups and parents, international students on exchange programs and immigrants.

Keywords : Undergraduate students; Conditions of students; Student experiences; Meaning of university studies; Research about students.

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