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Flowers, Alonzo M., III; Banda, Rosa M. – Gifted Child Today, 2019
Given the need to increase Black males' participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), this study employed a multiple case studies approach to investigate the perceptions of identity to STEM possibilities of Black males who participated in advanced placement and math and science courses. A conceptual framework of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, STEM Education, Advanced Placement
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Hegna, Kristinn – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
The aim of this paper is to describe changing learner identities and trajectories of identification that take place among vocational education and training (VET) apprentices in Norway. This paper describes 23 young, male VET students' learner identities in compulsory school (age 7-15) in comparison to their learner identities in VET…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Males
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Jones, Randall M.; Dick, Andrew J.; Coyl-Shepherd, Diana D.; Ogletree, Mark – Youth & Society, 2014
Erikson (1950) contends that the physical changes associated with puberty serve as a catalyst for adolescents to question childhood identifications and to consolidate these with current self-conceptions, personal ideologies, interpersonal values, and future aspirations. Erikson describes the adolescent identity crisis as the developmental period…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, Identification (Psychology), Age Differences
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Robinson, Shawn Anthony – Gifted Child Today, 2019
Literature on twice exceptional African American boys who are gifted academically and have a learning disability neglects to emphasize contributing factors relating to the reading gap and lack of effective reading interventions and curriculum. Although the demographics of special education classrooms are shifting to mirror more diverse students,…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, African American Students, Males, Identification (Psychology)
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Elorriaga, Alfonso – International Journal of Music Education, 2011
Several authors have recently investigated the psychological aspects that play a determinant role in choral singing during adolescence. One of these aspects is vocal identity, which influences the construction of gender identity according to adolescents' needs and societal gender roles. This article focuses on gender aspects of vocal identity…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Singing, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Henfield, Malik S. – Gifted Child Today, 2012
The purpose of the article is to provide a brief introduction to Black male masculine identity development and relate it to the field of gifted education. It will begin with information related to identity development that is applicable to Black males. Next, the phenomenological variant of ecological systems theory (PVEST) will be explored and…
Descriptors: Gifted, Identification (Psychology), Males, Masculinity
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Stahl, Garth – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
This paper intends to show the processes and identity negotiations of white working-class boys surrounding their own learner-identity within a "raising aspirations" rhetoric. The current dominant neoliberal discourse, which prioritizes a view of aspiration that is competitive, economic, and status-based, shapes the subjectivities of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, White Students, Males
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Elmore, Kristen C.; Oyserman, Daphna – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2012
Gender matters in the classroom, but not in the way people may assume; girls are outperforming boys. Identity-based motivation (IBM) theory explains why: People prefer to act in ways that feel in-line with important social identities such as gender. If a behavior feels identity-congruent, difficulty is interpreted as meaning that the behavior is…
Descriptors: Research Design, Females, Self Concept, Motivation
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Kamwendo, Martha – Gender and Education, 2010
Gender differences in achievement have been widely documented and a number of feminists, particularly from the West, have used the concept of identity to explain them. This paper draws on constructions on gender and achievement generated through surveying 59 boys and 103 girls from four secondary schools, as well as interviewing 40 of the girls in…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Males, Gender Issues
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Bimper, Albert Y., Jr.; Harrison, Louis, Jr.; Clark, Langston – Journal of Black Psychology, 2013
Ailing academic performances of Black male student athletes have been an impetus for a search of recourse by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Amid the volume of these academic underperformances, particularly in revenue-generating sports, there are Black male student athletes who achieve a level of success in the classroom that rivals…
Descriptors: Males, Athletes, College Athletics, Underachievement
Drayton, Brendaly Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This multiple case study explored how the literate experiences of six African American men influenced their perceptions of and engagement with a community-based adult basic education and literacy (ABEL) program in a large northeastern city. The theoretical framework included a social practices view of literacy and a constructivist view of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Adults, Males, African Americans
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Brooms, Derrick R. – Journal of Negro Education, 2015
The current study relies on in-depth interviews with twenty Black males who graduated from Du Bois Academy (pseudonym), an urban, all-boys public charter secondary school and explores their educational perceptions and experiences. In particular, the author examines the interplay between students' in-school experiences and navigating a…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Single Sex Schools, Urban Areas
Whiteside, Dora – ProQuest LLC, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of racial identity/consciousness development on the academic achievement of African American male college freshmen. In the late 1900s Black identity models were developed to help African Americans grasp hold of who they were, as they lived in the residues of the peculiar institution of slavery.…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Academic Achievement, African American Students, Comparative Analysis
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Fisherman, Shraga – Religious Education, 2004
This study examined the relationship between spiritual identity and ego identity among religiously observant adolescents in Israel. Seventy-eight religious tenth graders studying in yeshivot (boys) and ulpanot (girls) were tested. The Ego Identity Scale for Adolescents and a Questionnaire of Religious Beliefs were administered to them. Throughout…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Females, Adolescents
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Ricciardelli, Rosemary; White, Philip – Qualitative Report, 2011
In postmodern scholarship there has been a temporal shift to thinking of the body as malleable rather than fixed, which has opened space for the remaking of the self via the remaking of the body (Featherstone, 1991; Giddens, 1991). Among men, this process is thought to interact with shifting understandings of masculinity. In this study, 14…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Self Concept, Human Body
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