ERIC Number: EJ772421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
The Relationship between Black Racial Identity and Academic Achievement in Urban Settings
Harper, Brian E.
Theory Into Practice, v46 n3 p230-238 2007
This article examines the relationship between Black racial identity and academic achievement in urban settings. Using Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1918) as a comparative framework, the author describes current practices and suggests practical applications of empirical findings for practicing classroom teachers of African American students. Specifically, the article identifies an appreciation of the historical context for Black racial identity development and an acknowledgment of within-group diversity among African American adolescents as key in the development of a healthy racial identity.
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Racial Identification, Urban Schools, Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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