Bettez, Silvia

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An alternative to the alternatives: considering a progressive possibility for alternative schools 2014 958 This dissertation is an exploration of alternative schools that are offered to students who might otherwise be kicked out or drop out of public schools. I examine the more traditional options offered by public school systems, as well as more unusual ...
From Verguenza to Echale Ganas: counterstorytelling narratives of Latino teenage boys naming oppression and unpacking community cultural wealth 2014 693 In this ethnographic research, I analyze in-depth the experiences and counter-stories--through face-to-face interviews, focus groups, and classroom observations--of nine Latino teenage boys representing different cultural and socioeconomic background...
Transforming 4-H pedagogy: equity, access, and opportunity for students of color 2015 609 The changing racial and ethnic demographics have had a profound effect on 4-H programs. Minoritized populations have dramatically increased, and this has presented a challenge to the 4-H program. Culturally relevant pedagogy and multicultural educati...
What does it mean to be smart: Black male perspectives on school and academic achievement 2015 878 This dissertation uses both critical race theory and Afrocentricity to examine Black male students’ understanding of what it means to be “smart.” Through the use of individual interviews, focus groups and class observations, the researcher interviewe...
(Re)framing service-learning with youth participatory action research: examining students’ critical agency 2016 532 The current push for K-12 service-learning, particularly as an intervention strategy for “at-risk” youth, makes more urgent the need for critical service-learning constructions that counter deficit ideologies. Responding to this need, the researcher ...
Crossing borders and forging bonds: exploring interracial/intercultural relationships among youth of color 2016 921 The majority of U.S. Black and Latino/a students attend schools that have 75 percent or higher minority enrollment (NCES, 2007). Despite frequent contact among students of color, there is limited research about youth of color interaction in education...
Critical pedagogy practice specifics with adolescents 2017 319 This dissertation examines how five self-identified critical pedagogues of adolescent students enact critical pedagogy in their classroom in a summer school program for gifted students. Critical pedagogy is grounded in a social and educational vision...
Healing: the stories of academic successes and barriers faced by Lumbee tribal young adults 2017 172 Culturally relevant teaching has been a hot topic word in the world of education for many years. However, for the Lumbee Tribe, best practices for working with American Indian students are frequently based on studies done with Southwestern tribes. Th...
Identity (re)determination among upwardly-mobile Black women 2017 115 Thousands of Black women in America are experiencing upward mobility, defined for the purpose of this study as moving into a higher socioeconomic status than one’s parents, guardians, or whoever raised them. As research indicates, these women may exp...
Narratives and stories of an “anti-racist racist:” making whiteness visible, bridging the gap between the individual and systems of oppression 2017 351 The central purpose of this research is to make whiteness visible, to help white students’ overcome resistance to and denial of racism, white privilege, and racial inequities in the classroom. This research uses autoethnography, as a methodological a...
An exploration of poverty and underdevelopment in Sub Saharan Africa through critical theory, critical pedagogy and post-colonial theory perspectives 2018 147 Poverty and underdevelopment are the predominant signifiers attached to the nations that make up Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Indeed, popular understandings and scholarly discourses are replete with SSA being synonymous with corruption; failed states; f...
Effective leadership practices in language immersion programs 2018 46 This is a dissertation study regarding effective leadership practices in language immersion programs. Much of the previous research concentrates on students’ academic achievement in immersion programs. The purpose of this research is to discover acti...
Beginning with homelessness: a rhizoanalysis of neoliberalism, social justice, and community 2018 198 Homelessness in the United States is identified as a social problem (Amster, 2008; Gowan, 2010; Marvasti, 2003; Stern, 1984). It receives attention from social service agencies, local and national government departments, faith-based institutions, adv...