ERIC Number: EJ1109861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Organizing High Schools for Latina/o Youth Success: Boundary Crossing to Access and Build Community Wealth
Achinstein, Betty; Curry, Marnie W.; Ogawa, Rodney T.; Athanases, Steven Z.
Urban Education, v51 n7 p824-854 Sep 2016
This article presents a 2-year critical case study of an urban high school innovating to enhance the academic performance of low-income Latina/o students, highlighting high-leverage practices that promote boundary crossing between school and community. First, we highlight foundational elements of school logic, mission, and community ethos that enabled boundary crossing. Second, we identify a key set of boundary-crossing practices that tap and build community wealth, and forms of capital that are shared, by bringing community into school and fostering youth engagement in community. We also reveal opportunities afforded and complexities arising from boundary crossing between school and community.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Urban Schools, High School Students, Low Income Groups, Academic Achievement, Culturally Relevant Education, Case Studies, Cultural Capital, At Risk Students, Success, Program Effectiveness, Poverty, Models, School Community Relationship, Educational Environment, Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California