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ERIC Number: EJ822314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Comparing Educational Trajectories of Two Chinese Students and One Latina Student, a Social Capital Approach
Prado, Jose M.
High School Journal, v92 n2 p14-27 Dec 2008-Jan 2009
This qualitative study compares and analyzes the social network experiences of two working-class Chinese students from immigrant families (Sally, Alex) to those of one working-class Latina student from an immigrant family (Elizabeth). Theory holds that these students would have difficulty obtaining educational resources and support (i.e., social capital) to hurdle educational discrimination (Biddle, 2001). They would also have difficulty devising post-secondary education plans. As is argued throughout, it is Chinese students' presence in the more resource-full networks and organizations that facilitate their acquisition of social capital. This bears on their greater educational trajectories. The Latina student's experience contrasts theirs. Her limited social capital complicates her ability to hurdle educational discrimination. This reduces her high school opportunities and her post-secondary educational opportunities. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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