"Give me a chance, I want to learn" : narratives of African American high school seniors' orientations toward school

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Donna H. Oliver (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
David B. Strahan

Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to magnify the "voices" of five African American high school seniors to better understand their orientations toward school. The narratives of these students were analyzed to identify the factors affecting their perceptions of school, their views of themselves, and their experiences in school. The three components thus defined their successes and/or frustrations in school. Narrative research methodology was used to collect each student's narrative individually. The student narratives were individually analyzed, creating ministories reflecting the uniqueness of each student and, analyzed as a group, creating a metastory based on the collective themes of the narratives.

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Language: English
Date: 1995
African American students $x Attitudes
Student evaluation of curriculum

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