School Relationships_Minority Youth_BB

School Relationships_Minority Youth_BB - ADOLESCENT...

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ADOLESCENT RELATIONSHIPS: SCHOOL CLIMATE FOR SCHOOL CLIMATE FOR MINORITY YOUTH MINORITY YOUTH
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Theory of Oppos itional Identities Fordham and Ogbu (1986) Minority youth lower value attached to school with increasing awareness of discrimination Discrimination undermines feelings of relatedness to the context Receive devaluation messages from teachers and peers Not valued or expected to succeed in this setting Not a part of the “in-group” Context is defined as “White” Thus, engaging in context is “acting white” Devalue and disidentify with school to identify with members of own social group.
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Disidentifaction includes: Disaffection with school (e.g., low educational expectations, poor academic motivation, absenteeism) Association with friends who support negative attitudes towards school Poor school performance and attainment Integration of these attitudes and behaviors as integral components of their ethnic identity
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Agentic Pers pective
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