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Gabriel Chavez Garcia

Bio, Research, MentorGabriel Chavez Garcia, Research, McNair Scholar, Sociology

 2009 Research

Abstract: The Cost of Success: Power Relations and Chicana/o Winners in Mainstream Schools

Mentor: Dr. Sean T. Chabot- Department of Sociology, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Most studies on the plight of Chicana/o minorities in our education system focus on disadvantaged students. My research project, in contrast, explores how "successful" Chicana/o students reflect and experience power relations in the mainstream education pipeline, especially at the K-12 level, to explain "pushout" mechanisms. Questions guiding my investigation include: How do teachers identify and relate to successful Chicana/o students in their classrooms? What are some of the costs of success for Chicana/o students? What kinds of power shape relationships between mainstream teachers and Chicana/o students who have learned how to navigate the educational pipeline? My theoretical framework relies on Paulo Freire's pedagogical concepts, Seth Kreisberg's views on power over and power with, and related scholarly work in sociology of education. Empirically, my project involves ethnographic research at several mainstream K-12 schools.

Abstract: The Chican/a Struggle in the Classroom in Predominately White High Schools

Dr. Todd A. Hechtman - Department of Sociology, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

My research investigates what high schools Latino/a Chicano/a perception of racism and discrimination are in the schools when they attend predominately Anglo white schools. The research is based off of some of my own lived experiences and how I have interpreted my academic success with the academic success of my two best friends who also are Chicano males. Understanding racism, at the institutional level allows us to uncover some rooted causes Chicano/as struggle in academics, and in turn giving us some routs to take in order to see some educational success in the classroom. This research is a work in progress; I believe that digging deep into the structure of schooling, racism, classism, discrimination etc. is simply not enough. My next step in this topic is to understand the student's needs so that the voice of the student is heard and interpreted through their educational goals.

Presentations

19th Annual National McNair Research Conference and Graduate School Fair: Nov 5-7, 2010

13th Annual EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium: May 19, 2010

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