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ERIC Number: EJ1125864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Punishing Latina/o Youth: School Justice, Fairness, Order, Dropping Out, and Gender Disparities
Peguero, Anthony A.; Bondy, Jennifer M.; Shekarkhar, Zahra
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v39 n1 p98-125 Feb 2017
Although Latina/o youth are one the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population, they face a number of educational hurdles, such as disproportionate school punishment and increased risk of dropping out of high school. This topic is particularly relevant today in the midst of the current social, political, and economic debate over the "school-to-prison pipeline." This study draws from the Educational Longitudinal Study and utilizes multilevel modeling to analyze the relationships between school justice, fairness, order, dropping out, and gender disparities for 1,800 Latina/o and 6,300 White public school students. Findings suggest that school punishment is contributing to Latina/o youth dropping out; however, it is also evident that improving school justice and fairness can ameliorate the risk of dropping out for Latina/o youth. The significance and implications of justice, fairness, and order for Latina/o youth within the United States school system are discussed more generally.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 2012IJCX0003