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ERIC Number: EJ1014371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
"In Loco Emporium": Immigrant Youth and Educators in the Social Contracts of Education
Patel, Lisa
Children & Society, v27 n4 p309-320 Jul 2013
For adults training to be professional educators, the phrase, "in loco parentis," communicates the intention that schools and educators are meant to act in the role of the parent, commonly interpreted to mean acting in accordance with what is optimal for the development of the child or young person. The limits of this relationship have been debated under legal interpretations pursuant to elements, such as protection of private property and punishing hate speech. In this article, the author draws attention to the ways in which schools in the USA have acted as extensions of state designs to establish and maintain sovereignty, with schooling as a primary site of political economy. In particular, Lisa Patel explores the ways in which immigrant youth are positioned in schools that are meant to act "in loco emporium," in the place of the empire. Drawing on policy analysis and critical race ethnography, analysis that is both from above and below about immigrant youth, education, and immigration policy enforcement is provided. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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