Subtractive Schooling

Subtractive Schooling : U.S. - Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring

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Provides a framework for understanding the patterns of immigrant achievement and US-born underachievement frequently noted in the literature and observed by the author in her ethnographic account of regular-track youth attending a comprehensive, virtually all-Mexican, inner-city high school in Houston. The author argues that schools subtract resources from youth in two major ways: firstly by dismissing their definition of education, and secondly through assimilationist policies and practices that minimize their culture and language. The author is associate professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • Hardback | 346 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791443213
  • 9780791443217

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