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ERIC Number: EJ1173232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8248
Struggling in Silence: A Qualitative Study of Six African American Male Stutterers in Educational Settings
Ellis, Antonio L.; Hartlep, Nicholas D.
Educational Foundations, v30 n1-4 p33-62 2017
Stuttering places students at-risk for being stereotyped and experiencing identity difficulties in school. This study hoped to fill a lacuna in the literature on the educational experiences of African American male stutterers. Six African American adult males who stuttered and lived in Washington, DC; Maryland; and/or Virginia participated in this study. Three research questions directed this study: (1) How do speech or language impaired African American males describe their educational experiences?; (2) What coping strategies do African American males who stutter use in educational settings?; and (3) In what ways do educational experiences shape the lives of African American males who stutter? Critical race theory and life history methodologies were used to examine these males' experiences. Findings suggest that stuttering had a significant impact on the lives of the African American males, particularly within educational settings/contexts. Stuttering influenced these males' self-identities and how they navigated their careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Virginia; Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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