Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline

1st Edition

By Tara J. Yosso

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212 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415951968
pub: 2005-11-08
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Chicanas/os are part of the youngest, largest, and fastest growing racial/ethnic 'minority' population in the United States, yet at every schooling level, they suffer the lowest educational outcomes of any racial/ethnic group. Using a 'counterstorytelling' methodology, Tara Yosso debunks racialized myths that blame the victims for these unequal educational outcomes and redirects our focus toward historical patterns of institutional neglect. She artfully interweaves empirical data and theoretical arguments with engaging narratives that expose and analyse racism as it functions to limit access and opportunity for Chicana/o students. By humanising the need to transform our educational system, Yosso offers an accessible tool for teaching and learning about the problems and possibilities present along the Chicano/a educational pipeline.

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2008 AESA Critics' Choice Book Award Winner

About the Author

Tara Yosso is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About the Series

Teaching/Learning Social Justice

The Teaching/Learning Social Justice Series explores issues of social justice—diversity, equality, democracy, and fairness—in classrooms and communities. "Teaching/learning" connotes the essential connections between theory and practice that books in this series seek to illuminate. Central are the stories and lived experiences of people who strive both to critically analyze and challenge oppressive relationships and institutions, and to imagine and create more just and inclusive alternatives.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU020000
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General