Title

Funds of High School to College Knowledge: Low-income Student Perceptions of Writing Standards

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-22-2017

Publication Title

The Educational Forum

Volume

81

Issue

3

First page number:

281

Last page number:

300

Abstract

This narrative study tracks low-income student perceptions of college writing. The study uses the Funds of Knowledge theoretical framework to suggest that underperforming high schools—like diverse households and families—socialize students into bodies of knowledge that are academically relevant regardless of whether or not they resemble institutional standards. Findings indicate that students are socialized to perceive college writing in ways that stigmatize high school knowledge and reduce postsecondary opportunity.

Language

eng

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