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The Resource Dreams deferred : dropping out and struggling forward, by Chris Liska Carger

Dreams deferred : dropping out and struggling forward, by Chris Liska Carger

Label
Dreams deferred : dropping out and struggling forward
Title
Dreams deferred
Title remainder
dropping out and struggling forward
Statement of responsibility
by Chris Liska Carger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In "Dreams Deferred", a follow-up to "Of Borders and Dreams" (1996), Chris Carger takes us further into the life of Alejandro Juarez, Jr., and his family. This work envelopes readers in 'la vida real, ' real life. Carger followed Alejandro for thirteen years, as he moved from school to school, experienced difficult relationships with his peers, dropped out of high school, struggled with employment and an early marriage. The compelling story of Alejandro's parents obtaining U.S. citizenship parallels the border crossing story of Carger's first book and illuminates triumphs and tragedies the family, and many other immigrants, experience as they negotiate life in the United States, and as they, all too often, have to forsake their hopes and dreams. There are no easy answers, nor happy endings, to the story of Alejandro and his family. Unlike many studies on dropping out, Alejandro, his family, and his community are viewed from a positive perspective versus deficit, 'at risk, ' models in dropout research. The book fits into a newly evolving, increasingly important, research paradigm that focuses on students' experience in the context of families, communities, and schools, and deals with issues of language, culture, and power related to multiculturalism and social justice. This book informs pre-service and in-service teachers, educational researchers, administrators, educational policy makers, and those who advocate for people are marginalized because of cultural, linguistic issues and learning challenges. It is a timely reflection on a problem that is at the intersection of this nation's immigration controversies and dropout crisis. The book series demonstrates a form of educational inquiry that connects the personal with the political, the theoretical with the practical, and research with social and educational change. The principle aspect of this form of inquiry that distinguishes it from others is that the researcher is not separate from the socio-political and cultural phenomena of the inquiry, the data collected, findings, interpretations, or writing. The purpose of the proposed book series is to draw together work which demonstrates three distinct qualities: personal; passionate; and, participatory with explicit research agendas that focus on equity, equality, and social justice, specific research methodologies that illustrate the participatory process of the inquiries, and positive social and educational change engendered by the inquiries
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Carger, Chris Liska
Dewey number
373.182968/72073077311
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC2688.C54
LC item number
C35 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Research for social justice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican American students
  • Education, Urban
  • High school dropouts
  • EDUCATION
  • Education, Urban
  • High school dropouts
  • Mexican American students
  • Illinois
  • High school
  • Schulversagen
  • Schüler
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Mexikaner
Label
Dreams deferred : dropping out and struggling forward, by Chris Liska Carger
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-171)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements; Series Foreword; Foreword; Prologue; Come to the Table; Searching for Salvage; Circuits; Poco a Poco; A Brother's Legacy; A Community's Anguish; Somewhere, A Place for Us; Twenty-four; My Country 'tis of Thee; Crossing Lines; I'll Walk With Him; Of Dreams and Hopes; Moving On; Reflections on the Inquiry; Epilogue; References
Control code
795566052
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 171 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607523383
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 239282
  • d95cab15-8e8c-4cb2-b63c-3bd17a8a3ca7
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795566052
Label
Dreams deferred : dropping out and struggling forward, by Chris Liska Carger
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-171)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements; Series Foreword; Foreword; Prologue; Come to the Table; Searching for Salvage; Circuits; Poco a Poco; A Brother's Legacy; A Community's Anguish; Somewhere, A Place for Us; Twenty-four; My Country 'tis of Thee; Crossing Lines; I'll Walk With Him; Of Dreams and Hopes; Moving On; Reflections on the Inquiry; Epilogue; References
Control code
795566052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 171 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607523383
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 239282
  • d95cab15-8e8c-4cb2-b63c-3bd17a8a3ca7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795566052

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