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ERIC Number: EJ1021503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Negotiating a Sense of Identity in a Foreign Land: Navigating Public School Structures and Practices that Often Conflict with Haitian Culture and Values
Cone, Neporcha; Buxton, Cory; Lee, Okhee; Mahotiere, Margarette
Urban Education, v49 n3 p263-296 Apr 2014
As part of a larger investigation into the educational experiences of Haitians in South Florida, this study explores factors that influence the identity development and academic success of Haitian students. Individual and focus group interviews with Haitian students, parents, and teachers provide the context for studying how pressures from both home and school shape the identity development of Haitian youth. Using a conceptual framework grounded in both structural and cultural analysis of identity formation, we describe three themes that emerged from our analysis: (a) learning as recitation or inquiry, (b) teacher as strict parent or lenient spectator, and (c) peers like me or Americanization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Haiti
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A