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ERIC Number: EJ1169943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
When Cultures Clash: The Story of One School's Journey from Acculturation to Understanding
Heinrich, Jill
Educational Review, v70 n2 p229-249 2018
This qualitative case study examines the conflicts and challenges that one American junior high school experienced when a substantial number of African-American families migrated to the community from Chicago to secure Section 8 housing; their housing projects had recently been felled through the auspices of HOPE VI (Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere), a federally-funded bi-partisan initiative that sought to decentralize poverty in America. The study's findings highlight the conflicts and tensions this in-migration caused, the school's initial efforts to mediate them through a process of acculturation, and the progress it made once it recognized cultural difference and refused to let it function as an on-going source of cultural conflict.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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