Sociology of a School Principal Article Review by Research Group

Sociology of a School Principal
Examination of a newspaper article "Challenge Elates School's New Principal," from the Los Angeles Times in January 2000, by Kristina Sauerwein.
# 26924 | 850 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 21, 2003 in Sociology (Theory) , Education (Social Issues)

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This research examines sociological attributes of a newspaper article describing the challenges facing a newly appointed principal of Pacoima Elementary School, known as one of the oldest, poorest and worst-performing schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The research discusses how the situation described in the article relates to the sociological concepts and theories discussed in Chapter 3 of Kornblum's "Sociology in a Changing World".

From the Paper:

"Pacoima Elementary, located in the Los Angeles suburb of the same name, has a predominantly Spanish-speaking student population, and the majority of the students neither read nor speak English fluently. This core fact is at the heart of a situation that is distinguished by the encounter between cultures, in the context of a changing cultural structure in Southern California. Cultural lines have been crossed in Los Angeles in recent years, as thousands of Spanish-speaking immigrants have moved to Southern California, an example of global transactions (Kornblum 72), as well as of the enlargement of a Latino subculture (Kornblum 81). However, as Sauerwein's article implies, these transactions in general and the subculture in particular may be more or less successful in the US, according as the immigrants and their children are able to cope with the hegemony (Kornblum 76) of American English-speaking culture."

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