ERIC Number: ED467116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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School Kids/Street Kids: Identity Development in Latino Students. Sociology of Education Series.
Based on a year-long study and in-depth interviews with Latino high school students, this book focuses on why some develop a school kid identity that enables them to succeed in school, while others develop a street kid" identity and drop out. Interviews were conducted with approximately 10 stayers, 10 leavers, and 10 returners. The book describes the socio-psychological dimensions of student identity development and the effects school practices have on them. The chapters are: (1) Perspectives on Latino High School Drop-Out; (2) Patterns of Identity Differentiation; (3) Foundations of School and Street Identities: The Elementary School Years; (4) Dealing with School Stigma: I Guess One Reason Why I Stayed in this School Is To Show People; (5) Peer Cultures and Self-Image; (6) Finding a Safe Niche; (7) From School Kids to Graduates; (8) From Street Kids to Drop-outs; (9) (In) Between School Kids and Street Kids; and (10) Creating School Kids and Effective Schools. One appendix describes conducting the study, and the other contains student data. (Contains 118 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Attainment, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Racial Identification, Urban Youth
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.; Illinois Univ., Chicago.; Illinois Univ., Chicago. Great Cities Inst.
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