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ERIC Number: EJ943036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Faith in the Inner City: The Urban Black Church and Students' Educational Outcomes
Barrett, Brian D.
Journal of Negro Education, v79 n3 p249-262 Sum 2010
This article draws primarily on qualitative data obtained in interviews with a socially activist urban pastor as part of fieldwork undertaken for a larger project on the relationship between religious involvement and educational outcomes among urban African American students. It demonstrates processes such as developing a critical consciousness among congregants in confronting inequality and providing a context where Black students are valued and academic success is encouraged through measures such as public recognition and role modeling--by which the church generates and applies social and cultural capital that can be instrumental in promoting improved educational outcomes. It highlights, in particular, practices that have the potential to be "carried over" to other churches and, especially, educational settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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