ERIC Number: ED437448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Interchange in a Bronx High School: Three Children. The Series on Cultural Interchange.
McGregor, Kemly A.
This publication describes a study of one small Bronx high school's attempt to create an intellectual culture that drew on and validated the realities of its diverse students. The study examined examples of teachers, students, and families drawing lessons from each other and using those lessons to improve and enrich the ways in which they approached the world. Researchers examined interchange in the classrooms and school communities, focusing on occasions when students brought their cultural perspectives into the collective discourse or teachers represented their own world views or the knowledge of institutional culture, their sense of school, to students or families. The publication presents three very different stories that focus on three students and their families: a 16-year-old African American boy of Caribbean descent, an 18-year-old Puerto Rican girl, and a 15-year-old Puerto Rican boy. (SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Case Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Exchange, Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Student), High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Interpersonal Relationship, Minority Group Children, Public Schools, Puerto Ricans, School Culture, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers Coll. National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching.