ERIC Number: ED426176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Everyday Courage: The Lives and Stories of Urban Teenagers. Qualitative Studies in Psychology.
Case studies of two urban adolescents interviewed over 3 years of high school show the complexities of life in the city for minority students and demonstrate the importance of supportive relationships in their lives. The chapters are: (1) "Interpreting Narratives"; (2) "A Study of Urban Youth"; (3) "Malcolm's Story"; (4) "Voice and Silence"; (5) "Desire and Betrayal in Friendships"; (6) "'I Never Put Anyone in Front of My Mother'"; (7) "Maintaining a 'Positive Attitude'/Fearing Death"; (8) "'Slacking Up' in School"; (9) "Racism, Sexism, and Difference"; and (10) "Eva's Story." Appendixes contain the interview protocol and a matrix of peer relationships. (Contains 192 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Black Students, Case Studies, Family Influence, High Schools, Life Events, Minority Groups, Peer Relationship, Social Support Groups, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
New York University Press, 70 Washington Square, New York, NY 10012; Tel: 800-996-6987 (Toll-Free); Web site: http://www.nyupress.nyu.edu (paperback: ISBN-0-8147-9339-8; clothbound: ISBN-0-8147-9320-7).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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