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Without a margin for error : urban immigrant English language learners in STEM

Author: Jeremy B Heyman; Christopher Emdin
Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands : Brill Sense, 2019. ©2019
Series: Transgressions (Rotterdam, Netherlands), v. 131.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Without a Margin for Error, the author chronicles the journeys of young adults in an under-served urban community who are new to the English language into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-related) fields from high school through college. He distills lessons, themes, and policy recommendations from the trails blazed by these students toward altering the status quo around college access and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy B Heyman; Christopher Emdin
ISBN: 9789004376144 9004376143 9789004376137 9004376135
OCLC Number: 1079337272
Description: ix, 158 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Christopher Emdin --
Vignettes --
Introducing the purpose and the ethnographer --
The school and student context --
The students and their journeys --
Engaging and persisting in STEM : shaping the transition to college --
Tying the roots together : conclusions, implications, and future directions for building STEM trajectories.
Series Title: Transgressions (Rotterdam, Netherlands), v. 131.
Responsibility: by Jeremy B. Heyman ; foreword by Christopher Emdin.

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In Without a Margin for Error, the author chronicles the journeys of young adults in an under-served urban community who are new to the English language into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-related) fields from high school through college. He distills lessons, themes, and policy recommendations from the trails blazed by these students toward altering the status quo around college access and STEM success for often-marginalized but highly resilient young adults with much to contribute to their new nation, their communities, and the world. While drawing on a critical ethnography of over three dozen inspiring young adults, seven students are chronicled in greater depth to bring to life crucial conversations for redefining college readiness, access, and success in STEM fields.

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