ERIC Number: EJ1002904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Developing a Culture of Resilience for Low-Income Immigrant Youth
Borrero, Noah; Lee, Diane Sookyoung; Padilla, Amado M.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v45 n2 p99-116 Jun 2013
This study explores a story of success at a school where low-income, English language learners (ELLs) comprise a majority of its students. In this paper, we examine Bay Academy's teaching and organizational practices that make it a place where youth feel they belong and can succeed. Central to this description is its culture of college, community- and family-involvement, and structural components including the leadership team and innovative programming. We approach this research from an ecological perspective of learning, and focus our analysis on the Academy's success in creating opportunities for students to develop academic resilience. We present our findings in an attempt to share the successes of this school as a model for educating students from similar backgrounds in similar contexts.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Youth, Low Income Groups, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Resilience (Psychology), School Effectiveness, Educational Practices, School Culture, School Community Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, College School Cooperation, Leadership, Innovation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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