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These Kids: Identity, Agency, and Social Justice at a Last Chance High School

Kysa Nygreen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031422
eISBN:
9780226031736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031736.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Few would deny that getting ahead is a legitimate goal of learning, but the phrase implies a cruel hierarchy: a student does not simply get ahead, but gets ahead of others. This book turns a critical ... More


Oxford and Working-Class Education: An Assessment

Lawrence Goldman

in Dons and Workers: Oxford and Adult Education since 1850

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205753
eISBN:
9780191676765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205753.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In assessing the adult tradition, one is required to go beyond educational success. One should also look for wider social aims and aspirations. This chapter proposes to do this by breaking down the ... More


Going up! Discipline and opportunism

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the account of Sherleen, a second-generation British of African Caribbean descent and the only child of a single mother living in the inner-city of London. Sherleen was ... More


Early Life and Education 1906–1930

Carlos Kevin Blanton

in George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300190328
eISBN:
9780300210422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190328.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The early life of George I. Sánchez is a narrative of educational triumph at a time when Chicana/o experiences with public schools in the U.S. were uniformly negative. He overcame a childhood of ... More


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