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ERIC Number: ED467116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 200
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4223-6
School Kids/Street Kids: Identity Development in Latino Students. Sociology of Education Series.
Flores-Gonzalez, Nilda
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)
Teachers College Press, P.O. Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-0020 (clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-4224-4, $50; paperback: ISBN-0-8077-4223-6, $23.95). Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-864-7626 (Toll Free); Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.; Illinois Univ., Chicago.; Illinois Univ., Chicago. Great Cities Inst.
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