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“Breaking the Mind-Set”

“Breaking the Mind-Set”

Forms of Resistance and Change

(p.205) Chapter Six “Breaking the Mind-Set”
Academic Profiling
Gilda L. Ochoa
University of Minnesota Press

This chapter exposes forms of resistance. From claiming an identity, playing with stereotypes, to defying typification, students creatively carve out their sense of selves and challenge others’ perceptions. Organizationally, a smaller group of students and teachers create alternative campus spaces in classroom and through the student organization MEChA that are inclusive, oppositional, or overly political.

Keywords:   Latinas/os, Asian Americans, Educational Achievement Gap, Social and opportunity gaps, Neoliberalism and neoconservativism, Policing students, MEChA and Student activism, Curriculum Tracking

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