Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring / Edition 1

Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring / Edition 1

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by Angela Valenzuela
     
 

Provides an enhanced sense of what’s required to genuinely care for and educate the U.S.–Mexican youth in America.

Subtractive Schooling provides a framework for understanding the patterns of immigrant achievement and U.S.-born underachievement frequently noted in the literature and observed by the author in her ethnographic account of

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Provides an enhanced sense of what’s required to genuinely care for and educate the U.S.–Mexican youth in America.

Subtractive Schooling provides a framework for understanding the patterns of immigrant achievement and U.S.-born underachievement frequently noted in the literature and observed by the author in her ethnographic account of regular-track youth attending a comprehensive, virtually all-Mexican, inner-city high school in Houston. Valenzuela argues that schools subtract resources from youth in two major ways: firstly by dismissing their definition of education and secondly, through assimilationist policies and practices that minimize their culture and language. A key consequence is the erosion of students’ social capital evident in the absence of academically oriented networks among acculturated, U.S.-born youth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791443224
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
SUNY series, The Social Context of Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
220,807
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Tables

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Chapter 1
Introduction

The Study
Mexican Immigrant and Mexican American Achievement
The Subtractive Elements of Caring and Cultural Assimilation
Unmasking Barriers to Progress

Chapter 2
Seguín High School in Historical Perspective: Mexican Americans' Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity in Houston

The Early Years
Changing Demographics and the "Mexicanization" of the East End and Seguín High
Ross v. Eckels and the Struggle for Just Integration
The Seguín School Walkout
Conclusion

Chapter 3
Teacher-Student Relations and the Politics of Caring

Teacher Caring
The "Uncaring Student" Prototype
"Americanized" Immigrant Youth
"Not Caring" As Student Resistance
Caring and Pedagogy
When Teachers Do Not Initiate Relation
Contributions and Limitations of the Caring and Education Literature
Love Is One Taquito Away

Chapter 4
Everyday Experiences in the Lives of Immigrant and U.S.-Born Youth

The Experience of Schooling for Mexican Immigrant Youth
Immigrant Youth and the Question of Empeño
Cross-Generational Gender and Social Capital
Social Capital among U.S.-Born Youth
Conclusion

Chapter 5
Subtractive Schooling and Divisions among Youth

Relationships and the "Politics of Difference"
Subtractive Schooling
Divisions among Youth
Conclusion

Chapter 6
Unity in Resistance to Schooling

Mutiny in Mr. Chilcoate's Classroom
Cinco de Mayo, 1993
The Talent Show

Chapter 7
Conclusion

Epilogue: Some Final Thoughts

Appendix: Research Methodology

Notes

References

Index

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