Title

The Relationship Between Black Racial Identity and Academic Achievement in Urban Settings

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2007

Publication Title

Theory Into Practice

Abstract

This article examines the relationship between Black racial identity and academic achievement in urban settings. Using Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1918) as a comparative framework, the author describes current practices and suggests practical applications of empirical findings for practicing classroom teachers of African American students. Specifically, the article identifies an appreciation of the historical context for Black racial identity development and an acknowledgment of within-group diversity among African American adolescents as key in the development of a healthy racial identity.

Original Citation

Harper, B. E. (2007). The relationship between black racial identity and academic achievement in urban settings. Theory Into Practice, 46(3), 230-238. doi:10.1080/14241270701402231

DOI

10.1080/14241270701402231

Volume

46

Issue

3