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ERIC Number: EJ1024057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Immigrant Students and the Ecology of Externalization in a Secondary School in Spain
Poveda, David; Jociles, María Isabel; Franzé, Adela
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v45 n2 p185-202 Jun 2014
We examine how counselors, teachers, and other professionals at a secondary school in Madrid (Spain) understand cultural diversity and work with immigrant students' educational circumstances. Our analysis suggests that cultural diversity is largely construed as a problem and the explanation of educational difficulties is organized around an "externalizing logic" in which responsibility for educational outcomes is transferred to process and programs outside "ordinary" teachers' realm of action. We analyze these discourses and institutional practices from an ecological perspective: within the context of the local changing demographics of the school, regional/national policy measures around diversity, and wider conceptualizations of cultural diversity in Spain's education system.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain (Madrid)
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