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ERIC Number: EJ860611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Contextualizing Black Boys' Use of a Street Identity in High School
Payne, Yasser Arafat; Starks, Brian Chad; Gibson, LaMar Rashad
New Directions for Youth Development, n123 p35-51 Fall 2009
This participatory action research project worked with four street-life-oriented black men to document how a community sample of street-life-oriented black adolescents between the ages of sixteen and nineteen frame street life as a site of resiliency inside schools based on 156 surveys, 10 individual interviews, and 1 group interview. Data collection took place primarily in Paterson, New Jersey, and Harlem, New York City. Findings reveal that the adolescents overall hold negative attitudes about their educational experiences within two dominant themes: student-teacher interactions and preparation for economic and educational opportunities. Results can be used to understand how the adolescents' street identities are adaptive inside schools. (Contains 1 table and 20 notes.)
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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 - Location: New Jersey; New York