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Class WarfareClass, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools

Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools

Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134895
eISBN:
9780226135083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135083.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Competition around U.S. college admissions, particularly at the most selective colleges and universities, has never been greater, and recent research suggests that where one attends college matters ... More

Producing SuccessThe Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Producing Success: The Culture of Personal Advancement in an American High School

Peter Demerath

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226142395
eISBN:
9780226142425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226142425.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Middle- and upper-middle-class students continue to outpace those from less privileged backgrounds. Most attempts to redress this inequality focus on the issue of access to financial resources, but ... More

These KidsIdentity, Agency, and Social Justice at a Last Chance High School

These Kids: Identity, Agency, and Social Justice at a Last Chance High School

Kysa Nygreen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031422
eISBN:
9780226031736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031736.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Few would deny that getting ahead is a legitimate goal of learning, but the phrase implies a cruel hierarchy: a student does not simply get ahead, but gets ahead of others. This book turns a critical ... More

Toxic SchoolsHigh-Poverty Education in New York and Amsterdam

Toxic Schools: High-Poverty Education in New York and Amsterdam

Bowen Paulle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226066387
eISBN:
9780226066554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066554.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Based on nearly six years of fieldwork in and around high poverty secondary schools on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, this book uses the tools of the teacher-ethnographer to take on questions ... More

Unsettled BelongingEducating Palestinian American Youth after 9/11

Unsettled Belonging: Educating Palestinian American Youth after 9/11

Thea Renda Abu El-Haj

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226289328
eISBN:
9780226289632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289632.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Unsettled belonging is an ethnographic study that focuses on how young Palestinian Americans navigated and constructed belonging and citizenship across transnational fields; and it examines their ... More

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