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ERIC Number: ED532942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
From Headphones to Hijabs: Cultural and Religious Experiences of Somali Youth in U.S. Schools
Basford, Letitia
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) (NJ3), Paper presented at the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) Intercultural Competence Conference (ICC) Aug 2010)
Using data from a two year qualitative study, this paper examines how East African Muslim immigrant youth experience and become shaped by the environments of U.S. mainstream schools as compared to a culturally specific charter high school. Results from this study reveal that East African Muslim immigrant youth are affected by religious and cultural discrimination in mainstream schools, and that attending a culturally specific charter school actually promotes positive intercultural competence where students are able to build a good self-concept and find comfort in who they are as East African immigrants, as Muslims, and as American citizens. (Contains 9 footnotes.) [This paper was published in: Proceedings of Intercultural Competence Conference August, 2010, Vol. 1, pp. 1-26.]
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCCL). P.O. Box 210073, CCIT Room 337, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85722. Tel: 520-626-8071; Fax: 520-626-3313; e-mail: cerccl@email.arizona.edu; Web site: http://cercll.arizona.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
Identifiers - Location: United States