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22%OFFKysa Nygreen - These Kids - 9780226031569 - V9780226031569
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These Kids

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Description for These Kids Paperback. Few would deny that getting ahead is a legitimate goal of learning, but the phrase implies a cruel hierarchy: a student does not simply get ahead, but gets ahead of others. Offering the voices and viewpoints of students at a "last chance" high school in California, the author tells the story of students who have, in fact, been left behind. Num Pages: 208 pages, 1 figure, 6 tables. BIC Classification: 1KBBWF; JNFN; JNLC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 154 x 228 x 17. Weight in Grams: 318.
Few would deny that getting ahead is a legitimate goal of learning, but the phrase implies a cruel hierarchy: a student does not simply get ahead, but gets ahead of others. In "These Kids", Kysa Nygreen turns a critical eye on this paradox. Offering the voices and viewpoints of students at a "last chance" high school in California, she tells the story of students who have, in fact, been left behind. Detailing a youth-led participatory action research project that she coordinated, Nygreen uncovers deep barriers to educational success that are embedded within educational discourse itself. Struggling students internalize descriptions of ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
208
Condition
New
Number of Pages
208
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226031569
SKU
V9780226031569
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99-50

About Kysa Nygreen
Kysa Nygreen is assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Reviews for These Kids
"These Kids, with its combination of rich ethnographic detail, narrative storytelling, and cogent sociocultural and political-economic analysis, is compelling. Kysa Nygreen's critique of the 'college for all' discourse, particularly as a cornerstone for social justice pedagogy, is a crucial intervention in today's prevailing obsession with narrow standards and accountability." (Deirdre Kelly, University of British Columbia)"

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