Working-Class Minority Students' Routes to Higher Education

By Roberta Espinoza

© 2012 – Routledge

148 pages

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About the Book

While stories of working-class and minority students overcoming obstacles to attend and graduate from college tend to emphasize the individualistic and meritocratic aspect, this book - based in extensive empirical study of American high school classrooms, and in theories of social and cultural capital - examines the social relations that often underpin such successes, highlighting the significant formal and informal academic interventions by educators and other education professionals.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Theoretical Foundation: Educational Social and Cultural Capital 3. Pivotal Moments That Produce Habitus Change 4. Educational Outcomes of a Hybrid Working/Middle-Class Habitus 5. The Transformative Power of Educators 6. Educator-Student Relationships That Shape College Aspirations and Academic Success 7. Conclusion

About the Author

Roberta Espinoza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at California State University, Fullerton.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU015000
EDUCATION / Higher
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects