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ERIC Number: EJ782744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Socialization and Identity Transformation of Black Immigrant Youth in the United States
Rong, Xue Lan; Fitchett, Paul
Theory Into Practice, v47 n1 p35-42 Jan 2008
The purpose of this article is to synthesize the relevant research literatures in order to conceptualize Black immigrant students' socialization and identity transformation, thereby finding more effective ways to work with this group. Providing Asian immigrant students as a comparison group, this article identifies and analyzes the commonalities and intra- intergroup variations in vulnerabilities, strengths, and resources within youth, family, and immigrant communities. The authors advocate three additive approaches (understanding identity needs, bridging the divisions between Black immigrants and Black Americans, and engaging ethnic communities) that educators may use to help Black immigrant teens in their initial and continuing adaptation to U.S. schools and society.
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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