Title

What’s the Alternative? Advancing Learning Opportunities for Black Students

Document Type

Magazine

Publication Date

2-26-2018

Publication Title

Medium

Abstract

During the 2013–2014 school year, I conducted a qualitative research study in a transfer high school in New York City. I wanted to understand how Black students make sense of their schooling experiences at the intersections of race, gender, and age. Six young adults, Amir, Evelyn, Karma, Monica, Shaun, and Wayne*, ranging in age from 18 to 20, were ultimately my guides and teachers as I pursued these answers. Together, the six students had attended a combined total of 15 schools prior to enrolling at Seeds of Promise High School (what I’ll call “Promise High”), where the study was conducted. They had unique Promise High experiences and various reasons for attending this particular school. However, they all expressed a commitment to earning a high school diploma and a desire to go to college.

Keywords

Education; New York City; K 12 education; Teaching and learning; Diversity Scholarship

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education | Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Language

English


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