In every cultural group and in regions worldwide, education is strongly linked to children and adolescents' life opportunities and choices. Many societies embrace the ideals that their children will have equal access to education, and can advance through their merit. However, in many nations, as children move through primary and secondary school towards higher education, the number of immigrant, minority, and low-income youth who finish secondary school and attend college shrinks, signifying a global dilemma.
Drawing on theories and research from across the social sciences, Bridging Multiple Worlds invites readers to compare core viewpoints and ask their own questions about the roots of and remedies for this academic pipeline problem. Considering research, practice, and policies on opening pathways and pipelines, this book provides new quantitative and qualitative evidence to introduce a theory on how youth draw on their cultural worlds to navigate their pathways to college. Chapters address cultural and developmental issues involving academic and cultural identities, and how communities define success for youth. Tools for advancing research with culturally diverse students are also provided. The result is a must-have volume for researchers, educators, policymakers, and students, brimming with fresh and creative syntheses of theory, research, and policy.
Hardback in Very Good condition overall. Very minimal wear and marks to dust jacket cover from storage/use. Solid binding. Interior contains no marks, annotation or marginalia.