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ERIC Number: EJ786948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Figuring "Success" in a Bilingual High School
Michael, Ali; Andrade, Norma; Bartlett, Lesley
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v39 n2 p167-189 Jun 2007
Using the concept of figured worlds, this article demonstrates how the faculty, staff, and students of Gregorio Luperon High School in New York City figured "success" by prioritizing the students' linguistic and cultural resources. "Success" was constructed specifically through granting Spanish high status, developing positive teacher-student relationships, and relying upon the cultural artifact of the opportunity narrative. This qualitative ethnographic study focuses on the school-related social interactions that took place among students, teachers and staff, to explore the socially and locally constructed model of success within this bilingual high school for newly arrived, Spanish-speaking immigrant youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York