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ERIC Number: EJ971061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-26
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
"Fear of Stigmatisation": Black Canadian Youths' Reactions to the Implementation of a Black-Focused School in Toronto
Gordon, Megan K.; Zinga, Dawn M.
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n131 Mar 2012
The black-focused school introduced by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in 2009 has been controversial since the community consultations were conducted. Although media representations and Dei (1996, 2006) provide insight into what Torontonians' reactions are to the proposed black-focused school, the reactions of black youth in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have not been documented. We address that gap by providing a representation of black youths' voices obtained via focus groups. Black youth from the GTA voiced their agreement with elements of the proposal, but resisted the idea of implementing the proposal by creating a separate school. These findings pose important implications for those in education fields, the TDSB and the black-focused school proponents. (Contains 1 table and 2 footnotes.)
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada. Tel: 204-474-9004; Fax: 204-474-7564; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)