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ERIC Number: EJ950467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Ogbu Revisited: Unpacking High-Achieving African American Girls' High School Experiences
Archer-Banks, Diane A. M.; Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.
Urban Education, v47 n1 p198-223 Jan 2012
How African American girls cope and excel amidst the discriminations and inequities they experience within U.S. educational systems has not been widely discussed in the body of research about African Americans' schooling experiences. In this study, the researchers examined the applicability of Ogbu's cultural-ecological theory to the self-described school experiences of eight high-achieving African American high school girls. Using an inductive analysis of interviews, focus groups, journal, and field notes, this article draws attention to the role that school policies and practices, caring adults play, and how the participants' negotiated academic and racial identities contributed to their academic success. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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