The Color Of Success: Race And High-Achieving Urban Youth
Publish Date: 2006-01-01
Author: Gilberto Q. Conchas
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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 create 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 youths interpretations and reactions to the schooling process to determine how schools can empower youth and promote the social mobility of low-income urban populations.