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ERIC Number: EJ1249900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
"I Just Want to Finish High School Like Everybody Else": Continuation High School Students Resist Deficit Discourse and Stigmatization
Sperling, Jenny
Equity & Excellence in Education, v52 n4 p465-484 2019
Alternative education provides different and powerful opportunities for learning. In this article, the author focuses on students who resist stereotypes that are produced and maintained by dominant powers and ideologies, and who share their knowledge and experiences with systemic marginalization. Drawing from classroom videos, qualitative interviews, and a class-produced YPAR project, the author highlights the experiences of ten continuation high school students who speak back to the deficit framing of alternative education students. The students' research project, which is now a public video documentary, has implications for school accountability reformers, educators, and practitioners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Santa Barbara)
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