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Golden, Noah Asher – Urban Education, 2017
This narrative analysis case study challenges the education reform movement's fascination with "grit," the notion that a non-cognitive trait like persistence is at the core of disparate educational outcomes and the answer to our inequitable education system. Through analysis of the narratives and meaning-making processes of Elijah, a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, African American Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies
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Lukes, Marguerite – Urban Education, 2014
This mixed-methods study examines educational experiences of Latino immigrant young adult dropouts in New York City, along with pre- and postmigration factors that impact school participation. Due to age, interrupted schooling, and limited English proficiency, high schools view this population as hard to serve. Increasing numbers of these youth…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Hispanic Americans, Young Adults, Immigrants