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Wayside Attractions: The Negotiation of Aspirations and Careers among African-American Adolescent Males in an Urban Alternative School
     

Wayside Attractions: The Negotiation of Aspirations and Careers among African-American Adolescent Males in an Urban Alternative School

by Christopher Bruce Martin
 

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Martin (U. of Northern Colorado) examines the ways that at-risk African-American adolescent boys negotiate and construct aspirations and careers for themselves as they go through the public school system. His ethnographic study focuses on six students from an impoverished urban area who were enrolled in an alternative educational program. He finds that while there

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Martin (U. of Northern Colorado) examines the ways that at-risk African-American adolescent boys negotiate and construct aspirations and careers for themselves as they go through the public school system. His ethnographic study focuses on six students from an impoverished urban area who were enrolled in an alternative educational program. He finds that while there may be much continuity in the interaction between students and teachers, novelty is also possible at every step, and he explores how these novelties are generated and selected. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9781572735453
Publisher:
Hampton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Understanding Education and Policy Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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