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Working-Class Minority Students' Routes to Higher Education

By Roberta Espinoza

Routledge – 2012 – 148 pages

Series: Routledge Research in Education

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    978-0-415-80672-5
    July 25th 2012

Description

While stories of working-class and minority students overcoming obstacles to attend and graduate from college tend to emphasize the individualistic and meritocratic aspect, this book - based in extensive empirical study of American high school classrooms, and in theories of social and cultural capital - examines the social relations that often underpin such successes, highlighting the significant formal and informal academic interventions by educators and other education professionals.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Theoretical Foundation: Educational Social and Cultural Capital 3. Pivotal Moments That Produce Habitus Change 4. Educational Outcomes of a Hybrid Working/Middle-Class Habitus 5. The Transformative Power of Educators 6. Educator-Student Relationships That Shape College Aspirations and Academic Success 7. Conclusion

Author Bio

Roberta Espinoza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at California State University, Fullerton.

Name: Working-Class Minority Students' Routes to Higher Education (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Roberta Espinoza. While stories of working-class and minority students overcoming obstacles to attend and graduate from college tend to emphasize the individualistic and meritocratic aspect, this book - based in extensive empirical study of American high school...
Categories: Sociology of Education, Theory of Education, Secondary Education