Framing Dropouts: Notes on the Politics of an Urban High School

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SUNY Press, 1991 - Education - 299 pages
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Profiles high school dropouts, particularly low-income African- American and Latino students at a New York City high school, and finds that they are generally psychologically healthy, and should be considered more as critics of social and economic injustice and of the education and labor market arrangements than as the misfit losers they are dismissed as in the prevailing literature. Also available in paper (0404-8), $19.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

On Equal Educational Opportunities and Unequal Educational Outcomes
13
Silencing and Nurturing Student Voices
31
Discharging the Student Bodies
63
Where Are You Going?
83
On Critical Consciousness
103
Educators Experiences On Being Heard and More Often Not
139
Burning at Both Ends LowIncome Mothers Their Public Schools and Their Adolescents
161
Public Schools as a Public Sphere
179
Reclaiming the Public Sphere
205
Tracking the Bodies
231
Notes
255
Bibliography
269
Index
293
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Michelle Fine is Associate Professor of Psychology in Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.

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