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ERIC Number: EJ1211751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Countering the Adultication of Black Girls
Morris, Monique W.
Educational Leadership, v76 n7 p44-48 Apr 2019
"What we believe about young people matters--it informs how we treat them and what they come to believe about themselves," writes Pushout author Monique Morris. Unfortunately, according to recent studies, adults tend to view black girls as less innocent and childlike than their peers. This biased belief can lead to harsher discipline in schools, inequitable enforcement of dress codes, and even immediate censure when black girls make a mistake. Here, Morris offers specific recommendations for how to reduce the presence of "adultification" in learning spaces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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