ERIC Number: EJ1074972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Performing the Grade: Urban Latino Youth, Gender Performance, and Academic Success
Foiles Sifuentes, A. M.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v18 n6 p764-784 2015
This article examines the intersection of race, gender, class, and academic success through an ethnographic case study in a Texas charter high school. The 98% working-class, Latino student population was exposed to an array of stigmas ascribed to their persons based on negative social stereotypes of race, ethnicity, gender, and class due to the cultural and professional climate on campus. Gender expression was the primary mode of differentiation, given the relatively homogenous population, and used to stratify students learning potential. Racism, stigma, materiality, and teacher indifference work in conjunction with one another to disenfranchise Latino youth on this campus, and arguably US public education.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Ethnography, Charter Schools, Working Class, Ethnic Stereotypes, Racial Bias, Gender Issues, Social Bias, Academic Achievement, Teacher Researchers, Participant Observation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Disadvantaged Youth, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas