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ERIC Number: EJ1140921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
From Pipelines to Tasting Lemonade: Reconceptualizing College Access
Pitcher, Erich N.; Shahjahan, Riyad A.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v53 n3 p216-232 2017
Pipeline metaphors are ubiquitous in theorizing and interpreting college access processes. In this conceptual article, we explore how a lemonade metaphor can open new possibilities to reimagining higher education access and going processes. We argue that using food metaphors, particularly the processes of mixing, tasting, and digesting lemonade, may help constitute new meanings of college going. Rather than focus on production, mechanization, and ignoring social justice, a lemonade metaphor emphasizes the nonlinear aspects of college-going processes, foregrounds power relations within these processes, and humanizes educational purposes and journeys. We encourage educational researchers to take up "taste" as a heuristic device to reveal something different about educational phenomena that will, in turn, have material consequences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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