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ERIC Number: EJ823189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Hispanic Acculturation in a Predominately Black High School: Application of an Adapted Model
Hughes, Carolyn; Hollander, Matthew J.; Martinez, Amber W.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v31 n1 p32-56 2009
The authors applied an adaptation of prior models of acculturation to all 16 Hispanic students attending a predominately Black, high-poverty, urban high school (n = 1,267 students) identified by No Child Left Behind standards as failing. No published study to date has investigated Hispanic acculturation within such a setting. Findings reveal that students were identified across all four acculturation modes of the model and that only half (n = 8) of students demonstrated substantial affiliation with a dominant U.S. culture. Of these, five students identified more strongly with the dominant Black culture of the school versus the prevailing White U.S. culture. Findings are discussed with respect to future research and practice designed to improve educational experiences for Hispanic youth. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001