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ERIC Number: EJ896171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
A Composite Counterstorytelling: Memoirs of African American Military Students in Hawaii Public Schools
Hairston, Kimetta R.
Qualitative Report, v15 n4 p783-801 Jul 2010
There are social, educational and behavioral problems for African American students in Hawaii public schools. Utilizing Critical Race Theory as a lens for analysis, the perceptions and experiences of these students regarding race, ethnic identity, military lineage, and self-definition are addressed. A composite counterstory of the researcher's and 115 African American students' experiences and reflections is portrayed through two siblings' memoirs. The impact of the counterstory challenges readers to see similar themes, perceptions, and experiences of being Black, military- affiliated, and a student in Hawaii in a story format as all events are integrated into two experiences, one male and one female.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii