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Title Cracks in the schoolyard : confronting Latino educational inequality / edited by Gilberto Q. Conchas ; with Briana M. Hinga ; foreword by Amanda Datnow.
Imprint New York : Teachers College Press, 2016.

Subject Hispanic Americans -- Education.
Discrimination in education -- United States.
Educational equalization -- United States.
Alt Name Conchas, Gilberto Q.
Conchas, Gilberto Q.
Description xi, 206 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Educational inequality and the construction of Latina/o achievement cases / Gilberto Q. Conchas -- Part I: Critical case studies centering on race, racism, and inequality -- College student perspectives on racial inequality and opportunity in Latina/o communities: exploring the role of multicultural curriculum and service learning at a large public university / Gilberto Q. Conchas, Leticia Oseguera, & Isiaah Crawford -- Critical race case study on college choice: racialization in school culture and climate / Nancy Acevedo-Gil -- Race, brotherhood, and emotional engagement in the urban context: a case study of structured peer bonding among boys of color / Irene I. Vega, Leticia Oseguera, & Gilberto Q. Conchas -- Part II: Critical case studies documenting family, cultural resources, and community strengths -- "Listen to us": using participatory action research to engage Latina/o high school intellectuals in transforming race and school inequality / Louie F. Rodríguez -- Contesting racism, marginalization, and Mexican immigrant youth failure: examining the elusive path toward earning a diploma from a nontraditional high school / Eduardo Mosqueda & Kip Téllez -- "YES, we care!": understanding the role of community-based organizations and Latina/o parent cultural wealth in a large urban city center / Alejandra S. Albarran & Gilberto Q. Conchas -- Part III: Critical case studies exploring ethnicity, identity, and immigration -- When does resistance begin?: Queer immigrant and U.S.-born Latina/o youth, identity, and the infrapolitics of the street / Cindy Cruz -- Uncertain futures: educational attainment and the children of undocumented Mexican immigrants in the greater Los Angeles area / Leo R. Chavez -- The promise and reality of Plyler v. Doe: Community resistance to the school-to-deportation pipeline / Edelina M. Burciaga -- Conclusion: Reflections on critical achievement cases toward a critical hope: filling the cracks in the schoolyard / Briana M. Hinga & Gilberto Q. Conchas.
Summary "In Cracks in the Schoolyard, Conchas challenges deficit models of schooling and turns school failure on its head. Going beyond presenting critical case studies of social inequality and education, this book features achievement cases that depict Latinos as active actors--not hopeless victims--in the quest for social and economic mobility. Chapters examine the ways in which college students, high school youth, English language learners, immigrant Latino parents, queer homeless youth, the children of Mexican undocumented immigrants, and undocumented immigrant youth all work in local settings to improve their quality of life and advocate for their families and communities. Taken together, these counternarratives will help educators and policymakers fill the cracks in the schoolyard that often create disparity and failure for youth and young adults. This powerful book examines: the processes that operate within and outside of school to push students out and keep them from thriving academically and socially ; the patterns that exist among individuals--students, teachers, parents, and other caring adults--to resist failure and construct for school success ; and the role of case study methods in illuminating power, inequality, and success in education."--Publisher's description.
ISBN 9780807757031 (paperback)
0807757039 (paperback)
9780807757048 (hardcover)
0807757047 (hardcover)
9780807774137 (ebook)
OCLC # 933713620