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Creating an Opportunity to Learn Environment: Rethinking Caring-Oriented Intervention for Systemically Labeled “At-Risk” Latina/o Students

Abstract This action research study (a) explored how institutionally labeled “at-risk” Latina/o students described their experiences in an opportunity to learn environment within an academic intervention program, (b) examined how these students experienced caring relationships with their teachers in an opportunity to learn environment when compared to their other core academic classes, and (c) investigated how school leaders created conditions to further support these students’ academic success on a larger scale. This action research study utilized a sequential phenomenological qualitative approach. Critical Race Theory, Critical Pedagogy, and Care theory served as the theoretical frameworks for this study. The blending of these theories worked to ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Villena, Breanna Marie (Author) / Liou, Daniel (Advisor) / Tefera, Adai (Committee member) / Vasquez-Robles, Veronica (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / Action research / At risk / Care / Latina students / Latino students / Opportunity to learn
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 192 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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