ERIC Number: EJ679928
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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Reassessing the "Burden of 'Acting White'": The Importance of Peer Groups in Managing Academic Success.
Horvat, Erin McNamara; Lewis, Kristine S.
Sociology of Education, v76 n4 p265-80 Oct 2003
Discusses the idea that black students underperform in school because of cultural opposition to "acting white." Reassesses "acting white" and directs researchers to examine variations found in students' peer groups. Highlights ability of students to sustain their black identity and achieve academically by managing their academic success among their peers. (CAJ)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Sociology of Education is a refereed journal.