Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap

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by Gilda L. Ochoa
     
 

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In Academic Profiling, Gilda L. Ochoa addresses today’s so-called achievement gap by going directly to the source. At one California public high school where the controversy is lived every day, Ochoa turns to the students, teachers, and parents to learn about the very real disparities—in opportunity, status, treatment, and assumptions—that

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In Academic Profiling, Gilda L. Ochoa addresses today’s so-called achievement gap by going directly to the source. At one California public high school where the controversy is lived every day, Ochoa turns to the students, teachers, and parents to learn about the very real disparities—in opportunity, status, treatment, and assumptions—that lead to more than just gaps in achievement.

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"Remarkably provocative and perceptive, Academic Profiling is a meticulously researched and masterfully argued comparative study of how the system of schooling, contrary to the rhetoric of equal opportunities, re-enforces the achievement gap and reproduces disparities. With ethnographic insight and analytical precision, Gilda L. Ochoa details how immigration, racialization, class, and gender differentially impacts the educational trajectories for Asian and Latino students, and presents compelling lessons for transforming the context, culture, and process of learning." —Linda Vo, University of California, Irvine

"In the absence of an all-encompassing social movement, Ochoa demonstrates how only a courageous, power-conscious, counter-hegemonic curriculum can act as a counterweight to divisive policies and practices like student tracking. Ochoa has done the important work of addressing the complexities of Latino/a and Asian American schooling in one community and given us a language, framework, and perspective with which to discuss and critique it." —Angela Valenzuela, University of Texas, Austin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816687404
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
10/16/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
524,824
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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