From the Classroom to the Corner: Female Dropouts' Reflections on Their School Years (Counterpoints #302) (Paperback)

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From the Classroom to the Corner: Female Dropouts' Reflections on Their School Years (Counterpoints #302) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Cynthia Cole Robinson Cover Image

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This is book number 302 in the Counterpoints series.


From the Classroom to the Corner explores the in-school and out-of-school experiences of three young women who dropped out of school as adolescents and turned to prostitution. This fascinating book presents them as case studies in the context of dropping out, in-school and non-school curriculum, adolescent prostitution, feminist theory, and race, class, and gender. Most prostitutes state that they are on the streets because they lack the educational credentials and job training required for gainful employment; therefore, the educational experiences of these young women are tantamount to any attempt to retain girls on the fringes. This book gives insight into how the educational system and classroom experience fail to meet the needs of these marginalized young women, and offers curricular designs to address the educational needs of dropouts and potential dropouts. The effects of the non-school curriculum on these girls' academic experience are also explored.

About the Author

The Author: Cynthia Cole Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Secondary Education Department at National-Louis University. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and her M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Chicago. Her areas of interest include social justice, urban education, womanism, race, class, and gender studies, and culturally relevant pedagogy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820481890
ISBN-10: 0820481890
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: October 30th, 2006
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints