School Connections: U.S. Mexican Youth, Peers, and School Achievement / Edition 1

School Connections: U.S. Mexican Youth, Peers, and School Achievement / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0807744379
ISBN-13:
9780807744376
Pub. Date:
04/03/2004
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
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School Connections: U.S. Mexican Youth, Peers, and School Achievement / Edition 1

This collection examines the ongoing social dynamic between peer relations and academic achievement, bringing together the latest thinking from prominent scholars in anthropology, psychology, sociology, and education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807744376
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 04/03/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsxi
1The Role of Peers in the Schooling of U.S. Mexican Youth1
2Social Capital Among Working-Class Minority Students18
3The Changing Shape of Aspirations: Peer Influence on Achievement Behavior39
4"Acting Out" and Being a "Schoolboy": Performance in an ELD Classroom63
5Gangs and Group Membership: Implications for Schooling87
6The Influence of Intergroup Relations on School Engagement: Two Cases107
7Belonging and School Participation: Lessons From a Migrant Student Club129
8"Like Family, You Know?": School and the Achievement of Peer Relations150
9Peers and School Performance: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice173
About the Editors and the Contributors193
Index197

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