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Bridging Multiple Worlds Cultures, Identities, and Pathways to College

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ISBN-10: 0195080203

ISBN-13: 9780195080209

Edition: 2011

Authors: Catherine R. Cooper

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In every cultural group and in regions worldwide, education is strongly linked to children and adolescents'' life opportunities and choices. Many societies embrace the ideals that their children will have equal access to education, and can advance through their merit. However, in many nations, as children move through primary and secondary school towards higher education, the number of immigrant, minority, and low-income youth who finish secondary school and attend college shrinks, signifying a global dilemma. Drawing on theories and research from across the social sciences,Bridging Multiple Worldsinvites readers to compare core viewpoints and ask their own questions about the roots of and…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/26/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
The Academic Pipeline Problem: A Local, National, and Global Dilemma
Defining Cultures
Capital, Alienation, and Challenge
Five Core Questions
Overview of Book
Asking Better Questions: Challenges and Useful Strategies
Unpackaging Demographic Categories
Beyond Deficit Models and Model Minorities: Parallel Designs
From �Giving Science Away� to Cultural Research Partnerships
Next Steps
Five Questions
Autonomy or Connections? Identities as Intergenerational Projects
Erikson: Identity as a Lifespan and Intergenerational Project
The Role of Culture in Families' Values and Communication about Identity
Opportunities and Constraints in Identity Development
Individual Variations
Next Steps and Implications for the Pipeline Problem
Capital, Alienation, or Challenge? What Matters for Pathways to College
Math and Language Pathways through School
African American and Latino Youth in University Bridging Programs
Aligning Findings with the Capital, Alienation, and Challenge Models
Conclusions and Next Steps
Brokers and Gatekeepers: How Can Youth Bridge Their Cultural Worlds?
Epstein's Theory of Overlapping Spheres of Influence
Sociocultural Theories
Opening the Academic Pipeline across Cultural Communities, Regions, and Social Class
Aspirations and Expectations for School, Careers, and the Good Path of Life
Bridging Worlds of Families, Peers, Schools, and Communities
Next Steps
From Fragile Bridges to Alliances: Opening Institutional Opportunities
Connecting Worlds along Pathways to College
Integrating Bridges into P-20 Alliances
Building a Common Language
Next Steps for Research, Policy, and Practice
Soledad's Dream: How Immigrant Youth and a Partnership Build Pathways to College
How Do Multicultural Communities Define Success for their Youth and for Themselves?
A Program and a Partnership
Next Steps for Multicultural Communities
Generalizing Findings: How Typical?
Looking Ahead
Implications and Future Directions
What Have We Learned about the Five Core Questions?
Advancing Cycles of Research, Practice, and Policy
Promising Strategies: Toward a Common Language
Tools for Advancing Research, Practice, and Policy
Five Dimensions: Sample Questions, Coding, and Research Findings
Bridging Resources and Challenges across Worlds
Cultural Research Partnerships from Childhood to College
Conclusions
Demographic Portraits: Comparing Home Languages of Language Learners across Schools
References
Index