This study examined the effects of an intervention program: The Sister Circle. The program was designed to address the specific needs of at-risk African American Female Adolescents (AAFA's) in a poor, urban high school. The study examined 2 years of field notes, school documents, interviews of student participants, staff and administrators at the high school. The program saw a 92% retention rate in participants and a 90% reduction in discipline referrrals. Results of the study gleaned 4 factors as significant: 1. the presence of a caring adult, 2. a sisterhood to connect to 3. respect to give and to receive, 4. a safe place to meet.
|Commitee:||Leigh, Douglas, Schmeider-Ramirez, June|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 74/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Black studies, Womens studies, Secondary education, Curriculum development|
|Keywords:||Adolescents, African-American, Curriculum, Female, High school, Intervention, Poverty, Urban|
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