ERIC Number: EJ875542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Cultural Collision in Urban Schools
Beachum, Floyd D.; McCray, Carlos R.
Current Issues in Education, v7 n5 2004
Young African Americans face several critical issues such as dire economic circumstances, peer pressure, random violence, and feelings of alienation from the cultural mainstream in America. Black popular culture for these youth creates a value system born out of these same issues. This analysis will address the influence of Black popular culture on African American urban youth and its subsequent intersection with the culture found in secondary schools (cultural collision). Black popular culture will be examined through the use of two components: hip-hop culture and television media. Current literature as related to the topics discussed will be used to make recommendations.
Descriptors: African Americans, Urban Schools, Popular Culture, Values, Peer Influence, Urban Youth, Alienation, Poverty, Violence, Secondary Schools, Music, Television, African American Culture, Cultural Differences, Self Concept
Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Deans Office, P.O. Box 870211 Payne 108, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel: 480-965-3306; Fax: 480-965-6231; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://cie.asu.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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