Search results for: Ethnicity
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Helping the Marginalised or Supporting the Elite? Affirmative Action as a Tool for Increasing Access to Higher Education for Ethnic Roma
This article aims to test the statement that affirmative action fails to target the most marginalised members of a disadvantaged group, and instead it supports the group’s most affluent members whose socio-economic position may be comparable to that of the mainstream population. It examines this statement on the case of ethnic Roma in higher education, based on the socio-economic data on Roma students collected by Roma Education Fund. The findings reveal that although Roma students come from better-off environments than the mainstream Roma communities, at the same time they come from more disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds compared to the mainstream students, and even to the mainstream population.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2016
“… It’s Like the Immigrants Stick Together, The Stupid Ones, and The Ones Who Want to Learn Something”: Dynamics of Peer Relations, Social Categories, and Dropout in Vocational Educational Training
This article discusses how student identities are constituted through social categories and how this affects students’ educational trajectories. It demonstrates how dropping out is a long-term process involving social interactions between the students. It is based on a field study in which the author was enrolled as a student at the car mechanic program at a vocational education and training school. The various social categories emerge in contrast with each other and have fundamental influences in defining the students’ scope of action. The discussion calls for awareness of reproducing effects of taken-for-granted logics and discriminatory practices and for including identity-related perspectives on peer relations, when studying dropout.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2015
Undergraduate Latina/o Students: A Systematic Review of Research Identifying Factors Contributing to Academic Success Outcomes
This article describes a systematic review, which was conducted to produce an up-to-date and comprehensive summary of qualitative and quantitative evidence specific to the factors related to undergraduate Latina/o student academic success outcomes during college. The article concludes with specific recommendations including the use of additional methods, frameworks and perspectives that we hope will be useful in advancing this line of work.
Updated: Aug. 16, 2015
Race, Ethnicity, and College Success: Examining the Continued Significance of the Minority-Serving Institution
This article evaluates student postsecondary outcomes by race and ethnicity in Texas’s large minority-serving institution (MSI) sector utilizing state administrative data from 1997 to 2008. The authors conclude that Hispanic-serving institutions are particularly critical locations for Hispanics while the non-MSI community colleges emerge as key institutions for Black students, signaling important implications for how historically Black colleges and universities might address recruitment and transfer strategies.
Updated: Sep. 17, 2013
Why Are Migrant Students Better Off in Certain Types of Educational Systems or Schools than in Others?
This article is concerned with the combined estimation of the effects of educational systems, school composition, track level, and country of origin on the educational achievement of 15-year-old migrant students. The authors focus specifically on the effects of socioeconomic and ethnic background on achievement scores and the extent to which these effects are affected by characteristics of the school, track, or educational system in which these students are enrolled.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2013
Each of the social sciences that contribute to the field of education has a history of racialized understandings that make their way to both our research and practice.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
From Forced Tolerance to Forced Busing: Wartime Intercultural Education and the Rise of Black Educational Activism in Boston
A historical analysis of racialized politics in Boston's public schools in the decades preceding school desegregation illustrates a complex interplay among race, class, and ethnicity that centered on access to power. In this paper, the author investigates the historical interplay of the emergence of tolerance education in the United States and the rise of black educational activism in Boston.
Updated: Apr. 10, 2011
In the present study, the authors examine their own experiences as female junior scholars with multicultural backgrounds teaching at the same Hispanic-serving institution. The research suggests that more understanding is needed about the experiences of mixed-heritage faculty in academia, as well as the ways in which faculty from any background may develop multiple affiliations with cultural communities and pursue professional agendas related to communities that they do not neatly fit into.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2011
In this article, the author explores the relationships and responsibilities of family members to each other in Micronesian cultures and implications for Micronesian parent priorities that may affect their children's schooling. The system of family obligations in Micronesian cultures is described. Furthermore, the role of the family in the priorities and behaviors of Micronesian families around schooling of their children is explored. The author argues that understanding these cultural traditions may help teachers and administrators better assist immigrant Micronesian families and their children to be successful in American schools.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2011
This paper examines youth mobilities in three geographic and socio-economically diverse Swedish contexts. This article draws attention to the fact that geographical mobility, as a form of human agency, is closely related to social mobility and hence to both spatial and social inequalities. Using life-history interviews and statistical data, the article examines how space, class and ethnicity are related to education and social inclusion and exclusion as young people are spatially situated yet move, desire to move, dream about moving, seek to move and fail to move, as they migrate through, in and out of social communities.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010