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ERIC Number: EJ1123882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Experiences of Latina/o Students in "Large Schools in Drag": A Critical Analysis of an Urban Alternative High School
Vélez, William; Antrop-González, René
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v2 n2 p29-44 Aug 2007
This study uses mixed methods to identify the factors linked to varying levels of academic performance among Latina/o students enrolled in an alternative high school. Results from the quantitative analyses suggest students who had highly educated fathers and who reported high levels of English literacy are very likely to be classified as academic high achievers. In addition, students who received school suspensions were more likely to get lower grades than their never suspended counterparts. A majority of the students reported lack of authentic caring student-teacher relationships and a culture of low academic expectations prevailing at the school. Academic achievement was also impeded by accelerated role taking among the students, such as becoming parents and working long hours. Implications for urban small school education are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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