Resilient Spirits

Resilient Spirits : Disadvantaged Students Making it at an Elite University

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This study explores the identity construction of socioeconomically and educationally disadvantaged students who enter an elite university. This critical ethnography gathered qualitative data about the twenty-three participants through non-participant observation, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. Faculty, staff, and administrators were also more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 212mm | 530g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138997277
  • 9781138997271

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"The text invites readers to grapple with...complex and important questions. The value of the book is in its ability to "make strange" the many familiar-both overt and subtle-numbing practices of higher education that must be understood, then changed. This book would interest readers in the fields of educational anthropology, qualitative research methods, and ethnic studiesup Anthropology and Educ Educat Educ."show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction:Questions and Related Literature 2. Methodology 3. The HEOP Students: Life Histories of Searching for the Dream 4. Structured Expectations: Precollege Academic and Social Experiences 5. Academics at IVY University: Becoming College Students 6. Searching for "A HOME OF MY OWN:" The Use of Time and Space 7. Peer Relationships: Building Bonds and Trust 8. Good Enough: Becoming Agents for Success 9. Conclusion Appendixes Referencesshow more