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The Iron Cage of College and Career Readiness: Young Men of Color and High School Curricula

Riverside, Ca –

On Wednesday, February 13, GSOE welcomes Suneal Kolluri, PhD Candidate (Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California) for its first Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series of 2019. Kolluri will present "The Iron Cage of College and Career Readiness: Young Men of Color and High School Curricula."
 

 The Iron Cage of College and Career Readiness: Young Men of Color and High School Curricula

 

The educational attainment of young men of color is a particularly fraught challenge. Black and Latino males participate in postsecondary education at considerably lower rates than their White and female counterparts, and these inequities may be undergirded by inadequate college preparation in high school. The College Board (2017) reports that young men of color are engaged in fewer college-preparatory opportunities: Black boys account for 63% fewer AP exam takers than Black girls, and Latino boys account for 34% fewer AP exam takers than Latina girls. This lecture will present ethnographic data from an inner-city high school. It will discuss the ways in which pedagogical approaches grounded in college readiness discourses may represent a Weberian “iron cage” that discourages the participation of young men in academic rigor. The data suggest new curricular directions that elevate cultural and community relevance to engage young men in robust, rigorous learning opportunities.

 

Wed., February 13, 2019

2pm-3pm. Sproul 1215.

No RSVP required.