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ERIC Number: EJ953171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Uneven Youth Resistance across Uneven School Contexts
Hidalgo, Nicole
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v24 n5 p601-606 2011
This postcard compares youth resistance across classroom contexts. It draws from a two-year ethnography of the East Oakland Step to College (Step) program, which prepared underserved African-American and Latina/o youth to enroll in four-year universities, while nurturing students' sensibilities to fight for social justice. Students were highly engaged in Step classes and resisted inequities in transformative ways such as engaging in protest marches and public testimonies, disseminating critical youth-led research, and going to college to gain knowledge and skills to empower their home communities. In sharp contrast, the same students resisted in self-defeating ways in their non-Step classes. This postcard illuminates the range in youth resistance, and the powerful role of classroom teachers as transformational mentors. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California