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Moving up without losing your way : the ethical costs of upward mobility

Author: Jennifer M Morton
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Upward mobility through the path of higher education has been an article of faith for generations of working-class, low-income, and immigrant college students. While we know this path usually entails financial sacrifices and hard work, very little attention has been paid to the deep personal compromises such students have to make as they enter worlds vastly different from their own. Measuring the true cost of higher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer M Morton
ISBN: 9780691190655 0691190658
OCLC Number: 1108619508
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 173 pages)
Contents: Introduction : Strivers --
Recognizing the ethical costs of upward mobility --
Situating ethical costs in context --
Navigating an evolving identity --
Resisting complicity --
Constructing an ethical narrative --
Conclusion : Minimizing and mitigating ethical costs.
Other Titles: Ethical costs of upward mobility
Responsibility: Jennifer M. Morton.

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Upward mobility through the path of higher education has been an article of faith for generations of working-class, low-income, and immigrant college students. While we know this path usually entails financial sacrifices and hard work, very little attention has been paid to the deep personal compromises such students have to make as they enter worlds vastly different from their own. Measuring the true cost of higher education for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, Moving Up without Losing Your Way looks at the ethical dilemmas of upward mobility--the broken ties with family and friends, the severed connections with former communities, and the loss of identity--faced by students as they strive to earn a successful place in society.

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"Winner of the Frederic W. Ness Book Award, Association of American Colleges and Universities" "For those of us who work with strivers. . . . Moving Up Without Losing Your Way provides an empathetic Read more...

 
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