ERIC Number: EJ878465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
Racial-Ethnic Identity, Academic Achievement, and African American Males: A Review of Literature
Wright, Brian L.
Journal of Negro Education, v78 n2 p123-134 Spr 2009
This article discusses broadly, the literature on racial-ethnic identity (REI) and its role as a factor to promote academic success in young African American adolescents, in particular males. The review also defines, describes, and interprets styles of self-presentation that reflect aspects of REI among African American males in and outside of school toward the development of a healthy REI. The overall objective of this review of literature is to change the often negative ways in which society thinks and talks about African American students, especially males, in terms of their REI and their academic achievement toward the development of a healthy REI.
Descriptors: African American Students, Ethnicity, Academic Achievement, Males, Racial Identification, Literature Reviews, Adolescents, Social Attitudes, Racial Bias, Verbal Ability, Interaction, Interpersonal Competence, Racial Factors, Gender Differences, Self Esteem, Socialization
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