Education - no one to blame but themselves, and if they...

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Education Case Study on Latinos Premises of the “American Dream” Equality of Opportunity – society claims all is equal for everyone to pursue economic and social resources Reasonable anticipation of success – assumed as a result of individuals’ equal opportunity to pursue success Individual responsibility of success – assumes that since everyone has equal opportunity, then individuals are responsible to their success Success as virtue, Failure as sin – assumes that the failure is the fault of the individual, they have
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Unformatted text preview: no one to blame but themselves, and if they succeed, they are solely responsible for that success Latino students Diversity Forced due to political issues, or they come freely. Puerto Ricans – citizens Preferential status of Cubans Legal immigrants from other countries Illegal immigrants from other countries Inequality Cultural capital Immigrant versus American born Latino students Tracking...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 250 taught by Professor Chacon during the Spring '09 term at Western Illinois University.

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