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ERIC Number: ED592244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr-9
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Place, Space, and Race: Discovering the Dimensions of Rural and Racial Identities of Adolescents in Segregated High Schools
Burt, Janeula M.; Dorsey, Dana Thompson; Dawkins-Law, Shelby Eden; Floyd, Camile Fears; Williams, Cherish
AERA Online Paper Repository, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, Apr 8-12, 2016)
Extant research has shown that students do better academically and socially when they are in schooling environments that are racially and socioeconomically diverse (Coleman, 1966). To date, there is very limited research which has examined the development of adolescents' racial, ethnic, and social identities within the contemporary contexts of rural and racially segregated high schools in the South. The purpose of this study is to identify and examine the dimensions of rural and racial identity of students attending racially segregated and geographically isolated high schools in rural environments. Preliminary results indicated several themes that are negatively impacting the education and identity of rural, segregated, Black adolescents, such as: "parochial mindsets," "fear of the unfamiliar," "white flight," and "limited advanced courses."
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education