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Inequality Power and School Success

Author : Gilberto Conchas
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This volume highlights issues of power, inequality, and resistance for Asian, African American, and Latino/a students in distinct U.S. and international contexts. Through a collection of case studies it links universal issues relating to inequality in education, such as Asian, Latino, and African American males in the inner-city neighborhoods, Latina teachers and single mothers in California, undocumented youth from Mexico and El Salvador, immigrant Morrocan youth in Spain, and immigrant Afro-Caribbean and Indian teenagers in New York and in London. The volume explores the processes that keep students thriving academically and socially, and outlines the patterns that exist among individuals—students, teachers, parents—to resist the hegemony of the dominant class and school failure. With emphasis on racial formation theory, this volume fundamentally argues that education, despite inequality, remains the best hope of achieving the American dream.

Inequality Power and School Success

Author : Gilberto Conchas
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This volume highlights issues of power, inequality, and resistance for Asian, African American, and Latino/a students in distinct U.S. and international contexts. Through a collection of case studies it links universal issues relating to inequality in education, such as Asian, Latino, and African American males in the inner-city neighborhoods, Latina teachers and single mothers in California, undocumented youth from Mexico and El Salvador, immigrant Morrocan youth in Spain, and immigrant Afro-Caribbean and Indian teenagers in New York and in London. The volume explores the processes that keep students thriving academically and socially, and outlines the patterns that exist among individuals—students, teachers, parents—to resist the hegemony of the dominant class and school failure. With emphasis on racial formation theory, this volume fundamentally argues that education, despite inequality, remains the best hope of achieving the American dream.

Cracks in the Schoolyard Confronting Latino Educational Inequality

Author : Gilberto Q. Conchas
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In Cracks in the Schoolyard, Conchas challenges deficit models of schooling and turns school failure on its head. Going beyond presenting critical case studies of social inequality and education, this book features achievement cases that depict Latinos as active actors—not hopeless victims—in the quest for social and economic mobility. Chapters examine the ways in which college students, high school youth, English language learners, immigrant Latino parents, queer homeless youth, the children of Mexican undocumented immigrants, and undocumented immigrant youth all work in local settings to improve their quality of life and advocate for their families and communities. Taken together, these counternarratives will help educators and policymakers fill the cracks in the schoolyard that often create disparity and failure for youth and young adults. Contributors: Nancy Acevedo-Gil, Alejandra S. Albarran, Edelina M. Burciaga, Leo R. Chavez, Gilberto Q. Conchas, Isiaah Crawford, Cindy Cruz, Briana M. Hinga, Eduardo Mosqueda, Leticia Oseguera, Louie F. Rodriguez, Kip Téllez, and Irene I. Vega “Conchas’ provocative and compelling case studies in education position him once again as a leading voice in challenging commonsense notions of Latino school failure.” —Kris D. Gutiérrez, professor of Education, University of California, Berkeley “Conchas has provided readers with an important gift: authentic stories, authentic struggles, authentic strategies, and authentic success. This work debunks the deficit discourse around Latina/o education with a complex analysis of how race, community strengths, and identity become assets for educational excellence. The cases presented are rich, powerful, compelling and inspiring. Essential reading for social justice advocates!” —Tyrone Howard, professor of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles and author of Why Race and Culture in Matters in Schools “In this groundbreaking volume Conchas ushers in a new paradigm for understanding Latina/o student achievement. The authors in this volume collaboratively and compellingly demonstrate the importance of understanding Latina/o educational achievement by analyzing assets and agency in the lives of youths and their families. This volume provides educators, policymakers, and scholars the critical hope and pragmatic agenda for developing a more just educational system—the authors cogently teach us to identify and understand the plethora of contributions that Latina/o students make to our educational system on a day-to-day basis.” —Victor M. Rios, professor of Sociology and author of Punished

Facilitating Educational Success For Migrant Farmworker Students in the U S

Author : Patricia Perez
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Grounded in empirical research, this timely volume examines the challenges to academic success that migrant farmworker students face in the U.S. Providing an original framework for academic success among migrant farmworker students and applying a diverse range of methodological approaches, chapter authors address a range of topics, including English Language Learner development; support for educators who work with migrant farmworker students; promotion of migrant family involvement; and college access. This book provides pragmatic strategies and interventions and considers practical and policy implications to increase migrant student academic achievement and support migrant farmworker students and families.

Youth and Inequality in Education

Author : Michael Heathfield
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The transition to adulthood for many is mediated by class, culture, and local/global influences on identity. This volume analyzes the global injustices that create inequities and restrict future opportunities for young people during this transitional time, including poverty, unemployment, human rights, race, ethnicity and location. It critically examines global instances of youth discrimination, offering positive strategies and practices such as youth work that successfully remediate these injustices. With international contributions from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, England, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Morocco, Jordan and the U.S., this volume is particularly important to researchers and scholars in the fields of youth studies, education, and social work.

Institutional Determinants of Social Inequality

Author : Frédérique Autin
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Understanding the factors that create and maintain social inequities is a core question in social psychology. Research has so far focused on the role of individual stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination. However, there is no such thing as a "biased" act of prejudiced individuals, structural factors in the reproduction of social inequalities. Indeed, people are immersed in a world, and that is the way forward. In this research topic, we propose to bring together the ideology and practice of the government. This can be done by the researcher, who is responsible for the work of the researcher, the researcher, the researcher, the researcher, the researcher, the researcher, the researcher and the researcher. (Eg, teachers, recruiters, leaders, ...). Taking the perspective of the company as a whole. This could be the highlight of the process. Perpetuation of the institutional functioning. Grading, tracking, recruitment, ...) and ideologies (eg, meritocracy, individualism, protestant work ethic, ...) shape the psychological experience of (dis) advantaged people. (Eg, teachers, recruiters, leaders, ...). Taking the perspective of the company as a whole. This could be the highlight of the process. Perpetuation of the institutional functioning. Grading, tracking, recruitment, ...) and ideologies (eg, meritocracy, individualism, protestant work ethic, ...) shape the psychological experience of (dis) advantaged people. (Eg, teachers, recruiters, leaders, ...). Taking the perspective of the company as a whole. This could be the highlight of the process. Perpetuation of the institutional functioning. ...) shape the psychological experience of (dis) advantaged people. (Eg, teachers, recruiters, leaders, ...). Taking the perspective of the company as a whole. This could be the highlight of the process. Perpetuation of the institutional functioning. ...) shape the psychological experience of (dis) advantaged people. (Eg, teachers, recruiters, leaders, ...). Taking the perspective of the company as a whole. This could be the highlight of the process. Perpetuation of the institutional functioning. Taking the perspective of the company as a whole. This could be the highlight of the process. Perpetuation of the institutional functioning. Taking the perspective of the company as a whole. This could be the highlight of the process. Perpetuation of the institutional functioning.

Academic Success And Social Power

Author : Richard Teese
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A most significant text that says something new about how student achievement is shaped. Richard Teese cuts across much of the recent talk about reform and allows us to think about the issues afresh. His findings will fascinate all. Professor Simon Marginson, Monash University This eye-opening study of Australian secondary education looks beyond clichs about 'excellence' to analyse the historically specific nature of the scholarly ideal against which successive generations of Australian students have been judged. Drawing on a wealth of strikingly original research, Richard Teese offers a penetrating analysis of Victorian secondary schooling in the half-century after World War Two. This was a era in which higher secondary schooling ceased to be the preserve of an elite and emerged as a system of mass education. It was also a period marked by successive waves of reform in curriculum and assessment. Yet, at the end of it all, Australians have been left with a sharply polarised system of schooling in which the most economically vulnerable populations of young people are also those most at risk of educational failure. This book asks the hard questions. Are our systems of secondary teaching -- and the expectations they place on students -- anachronistic in an age of mass education? How far is the curriculum itself responsible for the manifest disparities in achievement between sectors and regions, and between boys and girls? What has been the universities' role in the process of reform and counter-reform? And what have all these upheavals implied for the practice of teaching?

The Media War on Black Male Youth in Urban Education

Author : Darius Prier
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News media, film, and the music industry have become powerful sources of misrepresentation of Black male life in the social imagination of white society. The pedagogy of popular culture has important implications for educators and youth advocates who desire to challenge the myths and distortions that ultimately harm youth. This volume raises awareness of the media war on Black male youth in popular culture, and the impact this image battle has on the discriminatory treatment of the population in urban educational settings. Citing the recent controversial deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, the portrayal of black males in contemporary films, and the locus of hip-hop masculinities, this volume offers a unique framework for analyzing how contemporary image-making practices affect Black male youth in urban education. It also offers ethical considerations for educators in their critique, consumption and reading of Black male subjectivity in media, and provides avenues for practical applications of critical media literacy on the ground.

An Asset Based Approach to Latino Education in the United States

Author : Eugene E. Garcia
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Challenging perspectives that often characterize Latinos as ‘at-risk,’ this book takes an ‘asset’ approach, highlighting the favorable linguistic, cognitive, education, and cultural assets Latino children bring to educational settings. An Asset-Based Approach to Latino Education in the United States addresses the increasingly important challenge and opportunity of educating the linguistic and cultural diversity of the growing population of Latino students. The book confronts the educational debate regarding effective instructional practices for Latinos, bilingual education, immigration, and assimilation.

Latina Teachers

Author : Glenda M. Flores
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"1. From "Americanization" to "Latinization" 2. "I Just Fell into It": Pathways into the Teaching Profession 3. Cultural Guardians: The Professional Missions of Latina Teachers 4. Co-ethnic Cultural Guardianship: Space, Race and Region 5. Bicultural Myths, Rifts and Shifts 6. Standardized Tests and Workplace Tensions."