Title

"A Ditcher and a Scholar": Examining College-Going Socialization in an Urban Magnet High School

Editors

Lynn Corno (Ed.)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Publication Title

Teachers College Record

Volume

121

Issue

2

Abstract

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.

Language

eng


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