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Author McGinty, Suzanne.

Title Resilience, gender, and success at school / Sue McGinty
Published New York : P. Lang, [1999]


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 MELB  373.18235 Mcg/Rga  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 183 pages ; 23 cm
Series Adolescent cultures, school & society, 1091-1464 ; vol. 1
Adolescent cultures, school & society ; vol. 1
Contents 1. Young Women, Resilience, and Success -- 2. The School -- 3. Jackie: Quietly Seeking an Education -- 4. Alexis: I Need to Achieve -- 5. Sabrina: Life Is Like an Endless Battle -- 6. Jasmine: My Two Personalities -- 7. Xia: Sidestepping School -- 8. Not Your Usual Success Story -- 9. Success at School
Summary Resilience, Gender, and Success at School explores the schooling lives of young women in their final year at a high school in the Midwestern United States, giving readers a sense of the personal and structural constraints and strengths that eventually lead to success at school. As these ethnically diverse young women explore and analyze their experiences, the reader is provided with an intimate account of their schooling and personal lives. Education is subversively sought. Rather than submitting to the hegemony of the system, the young women in question make the system work for them. Dr. McGinty investigates why potential dropouts actually do very well at school and challenges commonly held understandings of how young people at risk - and particularly girls - succeed academically
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-177) and index
Subject Academic achievement -- United States -- Case studies.
Success -- United States -- Case studies.
Teenage girls -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Women -- Education (Secondary) -- United States -- Case studies.
LC no. 96044617
ISBN 0820437069 (alk. paper)