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ERIC Number: EJ1078123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
The Benefits of Being Latino: Differential Interpretations of Student Behavior and the Social Construction of Being Well Behaved
Rueda, Eréndira
Journal of Latinos and Education, v14 n4 p275-290 2015
Students of color are overrepresented in school disciplinary records nationally, but little is known about how disciplinary disproportionality varies among groups. Classroom observations in 1 elementary school suggested that when Latino students misbehaved, teachers were less inclined to interpret their behavior as problematic and less inclined to discipline them than their African American peers. Interpretations of behavior developed relationally, as teachers assessed behavior and compared it to that of students whom they considered problematic. Compared to students with "impulse control problems," Latino students developed a positive reputation and avoided the cycle of disciplinary processes in which their peers found themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California