Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

What about Us? For Girls between Worlds: How Black Girls Navigate White High Schools
by Billingsley, Cryslynn C., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Saint Louis, 2018, 179; 10977071
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study is about the experiences and challenges Black girls have while attending predominantly White high schools and what they are doing to navigate that particular space. The purpose of this study was to explore and understand more about how Black girls navigate White space as minority members of a system that was not originally intended for them. Through semi-structured interviews, Black girls were asked directly to share their lived experiences. This study hopes to illuminate and amplify the voices of Black girls and help others see them by giving them a platform to discuss and tell their stories. It also aims to create agency in Black girls by asking them to examine the challenges they face while attending predominantly White high schools and how they navigate that particular setting and make it work for them.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Davis, Matthew
Commitee: Hassler, Thomasina, Hoagland, Carl, Makubuya, Timothy
School: University of Missouri - Saint Louis
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 80/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Black studies, Educational sociology, Educational leadership, Multicultural Education, Secondary education, Gender studies
Keywords: Black girls, Counter-narrative, Critical race feminism, Critical race theory, Crooked room, White high schools
Publication Number: 10977071
ISBN: 978-0-438-84692-0
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