The Color of Success: Race and High-Achieving Urban Youth

The Color of Success: Race and High-Achieving Urban Youth

by Gilberto Conchas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807746614

ISBN-13: 9780807746615

Pub. Date: 01/21/2006

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Through students' own voices and perspectives, this book reveals how and why some racial minorities achieve academic success, despite limited opportunity. Based on the experiences of Black, Latino, and Vietnamese urban high school students, the author provides a revealing comparative analysis that offers insight into how schools can provide opportunities and safe

Overview

Through students' own voices and perspectives, this book reveals how and why some racial minorities achieve academic success, despite limited opportunity. Based on the experiences of Black, Latino, and Vietnamese urban high school students, the author provides a revealing comparative analysis that offers insight into how schools can provide opportunities and safe learning environments where youth acquire real goals, expectations, and tangible pathways for success. Offering alternatives to current practices and structures of inequality that plague educational systems throughout the nation, this sociologically informed book:

  • Takes a rare look at urban school success stories, instead of those depicting failure.
  • Explores the social processes that enable racial minority youth to escape the unequal structures of urban schooling to perform well in school.
  • Focuses on youth's interpretations and reactions to the schooling process to determine how schools can empower youth and promote the social mobility of low-income urban populations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807746615
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
01/21/2006
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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