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Streetsmart schoolsmart : urban poverty and the education of adolescent boys

Author: Gilberto Q Conchas; James Diego Vigil
Publisher: New York, N.Y. ; London, U.K. : Teachers College Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: Multicultural education series (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two scholars present original research on youth gangs and school success to explain why some boys become disengaged and join gangs while others do not. Chapters describe how urban boys from different ethnic backgrounds (Asian, African American, and Latino) approach schooling and identify the sociocultural factors that affect their choices.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011053264
(OCoLC)773799288
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gilberto Q Conchas; James Diego Vigil
ISBN: 9780807771013 0807771015
OCLC Number: 918930394
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Significance of Social Capital --
Boys of Color in Comparative Perspective --
"Boy Crisis" --
Epistemological Underpinnings of this Book --
Organization of this Book --
1. Street-Socialized Boys in Low-Income Neighborhoods: A Cross-Ethnic Framework to Promote Success --
Gang Issue --
Multiple Marginality and Street-Socialization --
Differences Between Street-Socialized Males --
Significance of Immigration in a Changing Society --
Roots of Ethnic Minority School Experiences --
Strengthening Community-School Partnerships --
Constructing School Success --
Conclusion --
2. To Compete in This World: A Vietnamese American Portrait of Loss and Liberation --
Vietnamese Gangs in Southern California --
Life Woven from Trauma, Loss, and Discipline --
Conclusion --
3. Second Chance: A Portrait of a Mixed-Race African American Man --
Rise of African American Gangs --
Finding the Face in the Mirror of a Mixed-Identity Black Man --
Conclusion --
4. Never Let Go: A Portrait of a Chicano Living In and out of the Margins --
Emergence of Chicano Youth Gangs --
Portrait of Pedro, the Opportunist --
Conclusion --
5. I Call Myself Chicano: Multiple and Shifting Mexican American Identities --
Social Forces, Demographic Changes, and Racial Politics --
Neighborhoods and Schools in a Changing Society --
Mexicanization as Source of Pride --
Additional Comparative Features --
Final Contemporary Perspective on the Two Settings --
Reassessing Educational Engagement over Time --
Conclusion --
6. They Make Me Feel Like I Am Somebody: Empowering Urban Youth Through Community-Based Action --
Community-Based Organizations and the Need to Address Truancy --
Research on the Urban Youth Center and College Success --
Unearthing Urban Youth Experiences of Success --
Transformative Power of Community-Based Support --
Conclusion --
7. Education Is Key for People of Color: Career Academies and Youth Hopefulness --
California Career Academies --
Solid Research Base --
Two Career Academies Side by Side --
Creating Engaging and Supportive School Cultures --
How Career Academies Generate Optimism and School Success --
Asian Academy Student Perspectives --
African American Academy Student Perspectives --
Latino Academy Student Perspectives --
Conclusion --
8. Obama Has Opened the Door: Understanding African American High School Boys' Career Expectations in an Era of Change --
Implications of Barack Obama's Presidency --
Academy for Boys in an Urban High School --
SMA Students' Perspectives on the Obama Presidency --
Conflicting Perspectives on Aspirations and Expectations --
Perceptions of Being Black in the United States --
Perspectives on Racism and School --
Perceptions of Poverty and Out-of-School Issues --
Complicating Student Perspectives in a Time of Change --
Conclusion --
9. Conclusion: The Possibilities of Comprehensive School Reform --
Poor People's Social Capital as Marginalized Social Capital --
Importance and Limitations of Promising Practices --
Equipping Youth for Adulthood --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Multicultural education series (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Gilberto Q. Conchas, James Diego Vigil.

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