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ERIC Number: ED517749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 236
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-0553-1
ISSN: N/A
Fracturing Opportunity: Mexican Migrant Students and College-Going Literacy. Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education. Volume 362
Gildersleeve, R. Evely
Peter Lang New York
"Fracturing Opportunity" demonstrates a simple yet profound idea--that educational opportunity is learned. And if it is learned, then it can be taught and taught more equitably. This book brings sociocultural theories of learning and development to bear on the persistent problems of inequality in college access, and presents an innovative framework for understanding and addressing the historic inequities that plague educational opportunity. Through ethnographic documentation of Mexican migrants' educational experiences, the book moves beyond traditional inquiry on aspiration, academic preparation, and college matriculation to explore the deeper, more fundamental sense-making processes that mediate how students among the most vulnerable cultural communities in the United States engage in college-going. This is an excellent text for educators and researchers interested in equal educational opportunity generally, Mexican migrant and Chicano education in particular, and scholars interested in applied critical sociocultural theory and critical ethnographic methods. A foreword by Patricia M. McDonough and a bibliography are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A