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ERIC Number: EJ880468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 130
ISSN: ISSN-1082-4669
The Underserved Third: How Our Educational Structures Populate an Educational Underclass
Deil-Amen, Regina; DeLuca, Stefanie
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v15 n1-2 p27-50 2010
In this article, we present multiple assertions relevant to the plight of students who are underserved and structurally positioned to transition out of school unable to access labor market rewards. First, we juxtapose economic realities against collective ideologies about the role of education in creating opportunities for individuals. Second, we discuss conceptual understandings of "tracking" with a particular focus on the role of subbaccalaureate education in the tracking and transition process. Third, we propose to dismantle dichotomous notions of "career" and "college" preparation to expand opportunities for underserved students and reduce inequities by preparing all students for both college and work options simultaneously. (Contains 11 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A