The underserved third: How our educational structures populate an educational underclass

Regina Deil-Amen, Stefanie Deluca

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Abstract

In this article, we present multiple assertions relevant to the plight of students who are underserved and structurally positioned to transition out of school unable to access labor market rewards. First, we juxtapose economic realities against collective ideologies about the role of education in creating opportunities for individuals. Second, we discuss conceptual understandings of "tracking" with a particular focus on the role of subbaccalaureate education in the tracking and transition process. Third, we propose to dismantle dichotomous notions of "career" and "college" preparation to expand opportunities for underserved students and reduce inequities by preparing all students for both college and work options simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-50
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Education for Students Placed at Risk
Volume15
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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