Inequality, power and school success: Case studies on racial disparity and opportunity in education

Gilberto Q. Conchas, Michael A. Gottfried, Briana M. Hinga

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This volume highlights issues of power, inequality, and resistance for Asian, African American, and Latino/a students in distinct U.S. and international contexts. Through a collection of case studies it links universal issues relating to inequality in education, such as Asian, Latino, and African American males in the inner-city neighborhoods, Latina teachers and single mothers in California, undocumented youth from Mexico and El Salvador, immigrant Morrocan youth in Spain, and immigrant Afro-Caribbean and Indian teenagers in New York and in London. The volume explores the processes that keep students thriving academically and socially, and outlines the patterns that exist among individuals-students, teachers, parents-to resist the hegemony of the dominant class and school failure. With emphasis on racial formation theory, this volume fundamentally argues that education, despite inequality, remains the best hope of achieving the American dream.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages278
ISBN (Electronic)9781317562061
ISBN (Print)9781138837881
StatePublished - Apr 10 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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