ERIC Number: EJ1099180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Fulfilling Their Dreams: Marginalized Urban Youths' Perspectives on a Culturally Sensitive Social and Emotional Learning Program
Slaten, Christopher D.; Rivera, Roberto C.; Shemwell, Daniel; Elison, Zachary M.
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v21 n2 p129-142 2016
A growing body of research suggests educators need to focus on cultivating social and emotional competencies that youth will need to thrive in the new knowledge economy (Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor, & Schellinger, 2011). For marginalized urban youth, in particular, few have derived programs and interventions to assist with these competencies. This study illuminates the perspectives of 9 African American youth at risk for academic failure taking part in the Fulfill the Dream (FTD) program. FTD is a social and emotional learning curriculum emphasizing social justice and critical consciousness through the utilization of hip-hop culture. Information regarding the nature of the collaboration of this research project and recommendations for education professionals working with marginalized youth are discussed.
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Urban Youth, Social Justice, At Risk Students, Academic Failure, Music, African American Students, Program Descriptions, Intervention, Phenomenology, High School Students, Metacognition, Self Determination, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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