AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

The educational experiences of African-American adolescents in a predominantly white suburban school district

by Tiffany A. Jenkins

Institution: The Ohio State University
Department: Physical Activity and Educational Services
Degree: PhD
Year: 2007
Record ID: 1793376
Full text PDF: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1180533470


This qualitative study was conducted to discover, understand, and describe the educational experiences of African-American females within a predominantly White suburban school district. Attention was given to intra-racial interactions between African-American female students raised in a predominantly White suburb and African-American female students raised in predominantly African-American urban areas. The participants’ perceptions of academic experiences, social experiences, race, and school culture were analyzed, interpreted, and verified for accuracy, allowing for a greater understanding of their lived experiences as African-American adolescent females being educated within a predominantly White suburban setting. Practical applications for educators and parents are also included.