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The Resource Academic profiling : Latinos, Asian Americans, and the achievement gap, Gilda L. Ochoa

Academic profiling : Latinos, Asian Americans, and the achievement gap, Gilda L. Ochoa

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Academic profiling : Latinos, Asian Americans, and the achievement gap
Title
Academic profiling
Title remainder
Latinos, Asian Americans, and the achievement gap
Statement of responsibility
Gilda L. Ochoa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" Today the achievement gap is hotly debated among pundits, politicians, and educators. In particular this conversation often focuses on the two fastest-growing demographic groups in the United States: Asian Americans and Latinos. In Academic Profiling, Gilda L. Ochoa addresses this so-called gap by going directly to the source. At one California public high school where the controversy is lived every day, Ochoa turns to the students, teachers, and parents to learn about the very real disparities--in opportunity, status, treatment, and assumptions--that lead to more than just gaps in achievement. In candid and at times heart-wrenching detail, the students tell stories of encouragement and neglect on their paths to graduation. Separated by unequal middle schools and curriculum tracking, they are divided by race, class, and gender. While those channeled into an International Baccalaureate Program boast about Socratic classes and stress-release sessions, students left out of such programs commonly describe uninspired teaching and inaccessible counseling. Students unequally labeled encounter differential policing and assumptions based on their abilities--disparities compounded by the growth in the private tutoring industry that favors the already economically privileged. Despite the entrenched inequality in today's schools, Academic Profiling finds hope in the many ways students and teachers are affirming identities, creating alternative spaces, and fostering critical consciousness. When Ochoa shares the results of her research with the high school, we see the new possibilities--and limits--of change. "--
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1965-
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Ochoa, Gilda L.
Dewey number
  • 379.2609794
  • 370.809794
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Discrimination in education
  • Latin Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Academic achievement
Label
Academic profiling : Latinos, Asian Americans, and the achievement gap, Gilda L. Ochoa
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Academic profiling at a southern California high school -- Prevailing ideologies and school structures: Framing the "gap" : dominant discourses of achievement ; Welcome to high school : tracking from middle school to international baccalaureate programs -- School practices and family resources: "I'm watching your group" : regulating students unequally ; "Parents spend half a million on tutoring" : standardized tests and tutoring gaps -- Everyday relationships and forms of resistance: "They just judge us by our cover" : students' everyday experiences with race ; "Breaking the mind-set" : forms of resistance and change ; Processes of change : cycles of reflection, dialogue, and implementation -- Conclusion: Possibilities and pitfalls in any school U.S.A. -- Appendix: Student participants, staffulty, and parents
Control code
FIEb17550518
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 315 pages
Isbn
9780816687398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841370695
Label
Academic profiling : Latinos, Asian Americans, and the achievement gap, Gilda L. Ochoa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Academic profiling at a southern California high school -- Prevailing ideologies and school structures: Framing the "gap" : dominant discourses of achievement ; Welcome to high school : tracking from middle school to international baccalaureate programs -- School practices and family resources: "I'm watching your group" : regulating students unequally ; "Parents spend half a million on tutoring" : standardized tests and tutoring gaps -- Everyday relationships and forms of resistance: "They just judge us by our cover" : students' everyday experiences with race ; "Breaking the mind-set" : forms of resistance and change ; Processes of change : cycles of reflection, dialogue, and implementation -- Conclusion: Possibilities and pitfalls in any school U.S.A. -- Appendix: Student participants, staffulty, and parents
Control code
FIEb17550518
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 315 pages
Isbn
9780816687398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841370695

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