Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times
Bilingual Education and Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: Vanderbilt University Press
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Lesley Bartlett and Ofelia García’s text, Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Bilingual Education and Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights, is long overdue. It tells the tale of the heroic struggles of Gregorio Luperón High School and a community committed not only to its survival but also to its advancement. ...
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This project would have been impossible without the significant assistance we received from the faculty, staff, administration, parents, and students of Gregorio Luperón High School. The principal, Juan Villar, provided us with unparalleled access to the school, encouraged us to investigate the school’s strengths and weaknesses, ...
1. Introduction: Schooling Immigrant Youth
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In recent decades, the population of immigrants in the United States has steadily increased. The numbers of foreign-born living in the United States grew from 9.6 million in 1970 to 28.4 million in 2000 and 38 million in 2006 (U.S. Census 2006–2008). ...
2. In the Heights: Dominican Youth Immigrate to New York
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In 2008, at the conclusion of our period of data collection, In the Heights won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In and through its merengue, salsa, hip-hop, and reggaeton-drenched musical numbers, the characters reflect with nostalgia on a largely imagined life in the Caribbean ...
3. Education Policy as Social Context
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The study of immigrant education requires careful attention to the ways in which educational policies, made and remade at various levels over time, affect the daily work of schooling immigrant students. To understand schooling at Luper
4. From Subtractive to Additive Schooling: The History of Gregorio Luper
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What happens when Latino educators identify the ways in which a school progressively disables newcomer immigrant students by placing them in an unsafe environment, refusing to draw on their home language as a resource, denying them content-area instruction, and requiring them to learn English only ...
5. Languaging at Luper
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As we sat in Jakob Clausen’s windowless English 6 classroom on the third floor of the converted warehouse that housed Luperón in 2005, we asked him about the window panes made of construction paper that we saw displayed on the wall. ...
6. Challenges Facing Immigrant Youth at Luper
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The previous chapter detailed the language education approach employed at Luper
7. Social Capital and Additive Schooling at Luper
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Social capital can be understood as “those ‘connections’ to individuals and to networks that can provide access to resources and forms of support that facilitate the accomplishment of goals” (Stanton- Salazar 2004, 18). In a school, social capital refers to the social ties that connect students to each other (peer social capital) ...
8. The Political Economy of Education: Trajectories of Luper
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In his compelling study of first- and second-generation Dominican immigrants in Providence, Rhode Island, sociologist José Itzigsohn (2009) finds that U.S. economic and racial structures, as much as if not more than academic and professional preparation and hard work, shape Dominicans’ social mobility. ...
9. Educating Immigrant Youth: Lessons Learned
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Immigrant children and youth are enrolling in schools at an accelerated pace: “The school-age foreign-born population increased by one million over the 1990s, and by 2000, 6 percent of the nation’s school-age children were born in another country” (Fry 2007, 579). ...
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Publication Year: 2011