Life on the Fringe: Private School Students' Racial Identity & Sense of Belonging

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Title Life on the Fringe: Private School Students' Racial Identity & Sense of Belonging
Creator Reed Esparza
Subject Racial identity; sense of belonging; critical race theory; private school; racial hierarchy; success; school attachment; microaggressions; MEd
Description The purpose of this case study was to gather private school students' experiences with their racial identity and sense of belonging. This study sought to answer the research questions: 1. 2. This study focused on the former students of a private, Pre-K through grade 12 school located in the Intermountain West of the United States. This study was conducted through 31 survey responses, 14 one-on-one interviews, and a researcher's journal. The findings resulted in the participants revealing a low sense of belonging based on their racial identity, being able to separate their negative social life from their academic endeavors, and a racial pecking order that existed in the student body. These findings accentuate the detrimental effects of low school attachment in relation to one's racial identity and the associated negative ramifications such as microaggressions and leading an inauthentic life.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2019-04
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2019, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s64v15nb
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2019-09-16
Date Modified 2019-09-16
ID 1460458
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64v15nb
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