Uprooting Children: Mobility, Social Capital, and Mexican American Underachievement

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INDEX
Academic achievement
and school completion, 6, 36, 43, 135, 156, 164
and social capital, 113, 114, 117, 118, 122, 124, 125, 126, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 145, 146, 160
as measured by NAEP, 5, 6, 42, 69
Acculturation, 24, 74, 90, 92
and immigrant perceptions of, 24
and“involuntary/caste-like” minority status, 24, 26
Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS), 164, 165, 166, 167
Achievement gap
between African Americans and non-Latino Whites, 3, 6
between Mexican Americans and non-Latino Whites, 14, 15, 16, 63, 69, 70, 71
“Acting white” (“selling out”), 24
Administrators, 60, 157, 158. See also school administrators
Adolescent development, 79, 119
and self concept, 44
Adolescents
immigrant parent support of, 32, 91, 92, 106, 158, 162
parental support of, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32
Adolescents. See peer social capital.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), 165, 166, 167, 170
African Americans
and educational performance, 7
and“stereotype threat”, 25
and wages relative to Whites, 20
ALAS. See Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success.
Americanizados, 34
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 36
Anzaldùa, Gloria, 96
Aronson, 25
Astone, Nan Marie, 22, 28, 30, 37, 43, 53, 156
AVID. See Advancement Via Individual Determination.
Bell Curve, The, 1
Bell, Terrel, 2
Berndt, Thomas, 33
Bilingual education
and the courts, 19, 97
and Proposition 227, 19
Bilingual education, 19. See also Lau v. Nichols.
Biliteracy
and bridging social capital, 121, 166

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