Race, class, and family success stories : a study of two magnet programs in a southern elementary school

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Mary Kay Deasy (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Kathleen Casey

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to gain understanding about what causes children and their parents stress or anxiety and joy or pleasure in a school setting. This dissertation compares interpretations of schooling through narratives of fifth grade foreign language immersion students and their parents with their counterparts in a cultural arts magnet program. The research was conducted within the qualitative paradigm using narrative methodology. Narratives from ten fifth graders and their parents were collected and analyzed. Themes of caring and school as family were present throughout the narratives. Individual theories of racism and educational theories were also evident in several of the narratives. The school was a magnet school located in a predominately African American neighborhood surrounded by low cost and public housing. Current contrasting issues in desegregation are discussed as well as issues in foreign language immersion programs.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Magnet schools $z Southern States $x Evaluation
Elementary schools $z Southern States $x Evaluation

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