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ERIC Number: EJ1077286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-3446
The Promise of Hope: A Study of Educational Opportunities for Marginalized Students of Color
Pitts, Jamilla; Sanders-Funnye, Sharon; Lukenchuk, Antonina
Journal of Transformative Education, v12 n4 p323-342 Oct 2014
This study examines innovative practices that have been implemented in a summer session for an elementary school district in the Chicago area, and how program practices of a community college program work to provide academic support for first-generation, college-bound students from low-income households to encourage postsecondary educational attainment. Underlying these practices are empowering messages conveyed to the students, showing them ways to transform their academic and social "lifeworlds." The messages intended for reading audiences are to advocate for and demonstrate "praxis" as the highest form of human activity having the power to affect change and ensure social justice as the condition of plurality. Significantly, we question "ready-made truths" through critical dialogue as a powerful force to explore the social, the political, and the personal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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