"A Ditcher and a Scholar": Examining College-Going Socialization in an Urban Magnet High School
Lynn Corno (Ed.)
Teachers College Record
This article uses figured world theory to explore how college-bound youth construct college-going identities in an urban magnet high school. The study describes how the magnet program’s local discourse socialized students to choose between the identity archetypes of "a ditcher and a scholar," suggesting, ultimately, the ways in which the college-going culture inadvertently deceived students into graduating high school with an inflated sense of their readiness for college.
Relles, S. R.
"A Ditcher and a Scholar": Examining College-Going Socialization in an Urban Magnet High School. In Lynn Corno (Ed.),
Teachers College Record, 121(2),