Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boys: Race and Gender Disparity in Urban Education

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Education - 223 pages
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By 2007, it is estimated that 9.2 million girls of colour will be enrolled in US colleges compared to 6.9 million boys of colour. Why the discrepancy? Lopez takes us to the schools, homes and workplaces of Caribbean youth to point out the different expectations that guide behaviour. Now the largest immigrant group in New York City, Lopez focuses in particular on these Caribbean teens to explain how and why US schools and cities are failing boys of colour. This is an ethnographic study on a topic of increasing interest to people in the field of education and anyone concerned about the future of young people.
 

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Stigma as
15
The Reality of
39
Problem Boys
67
Rewarding Femininity
89
How the Family Does Gender
113
Race and Gender
141
The Future of
163
APPENDIX B Description of SecondGeneration Caribbean
179
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Nancy Lopez is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico

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