ERIC Number: EJ936109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
"To Trust in My Root and to Take That to Go Forward": Supporting College Access for Immigrant Youth in the Global City
Jaffe-Walter, Reva; Lee, Stacey J.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v42 n3 p281-296 Sep 2011
Increasing numbers of immigrant youth are coming of age within global cities that are characterized by growing inequalities and few opportunities for social mobility. These youth face numerous educational obstacles that complicate college and labor market access. This article draws from an ethnographic study of public high schools serving low-income, recently arrived immigrant students and explores how the schools provide students with the academic skills and social capital to support college going. It considers how the schools attempt to create new understandings and expectations of the educational possibilities available to low income immigrant students, thus creating a social imaginary that resists the racialized hierarchies of the global city.
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Immigrants, Low Income Groups, Urban Schools, High Schools, Public Schools, High School Students, Social Capital, College Preparation, Ethnography
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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