Poster Sessions - 2018 Research Day

Event Title

Discrimination, Social Support and Assimilation Among Immigrant Youth in K-12: A Call for Research

Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Abiodun A. Durojaye, Governors State UniversityFollow

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

4-6-2018 12:30 PM

End Date

4-6-2018 2:30 PM

Abstract

The past decade there has been a surge in research investigating how and when immigrant children experience discrimination, and what the psychological and the educational consequences are (Spears Brown, 2015). Research has suggested that children who experience discrimination from their teachers and peers are not only more likely to have negative attitudes about school but also they may express lower academic motivation and performance (Spears Brown, 2015). The proposed research aims to fill in the gap in knowledge by addressing the impact of immigration on students at different age levels in the K-12 system and further explore the experiences of immigrants from Africa in U.S. education.

The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of African children in K-12 system using a qualitative, narrative methodology. A narrative methodology combined with a critical race theoretical framework will illuminate the experiences of these students. In this proposal, I will detail my research questions, extant literature, and my research methods to gain more insight into this population. This will illuminate the challenges African immigrant Research indicates that ethnic-racial discrimination is expected to increase during middle school due to the rapid physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development, as well as changes in relationships with peers and adults (Roeser, Eccles, & Sameroff,2000; Niwa, E. Y., Way, N., & Hughes, D. L. 2014). I hope that my research will shed light on the challenges African immigrant children face in navigating through a different and unfamiliar system of educational system.

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Discrimination, Social Support and Assimilation Among Immigrant Youth in K-12: A Call for Research

Hall of Governors

The past decade there has been a surge in research investigating how and when immigrant children experience discrimination, and what the psychological and the educational consequences are (Spears Brown, 2015). Research has suggested that children who experience discrimination from their teachers and peers are not only more likely to have negative attitudes about school but also they may express lower academic motivation and performance (Spears Brown, 2015). The proposed research aims to fill in the gap in knowledge by addressing the impact of immigration on students at different age levels in the K-12 system and further explore the experiences of immigrants from Africa in U.S. education.

The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of African children in K-12 system using a qualitative, narrative methodology. A narrative methodology combined with a critical race theoretical framework will illuminate the experiences of these students. In this proposal, I will detail my research questions, extant literature, and my research methods to gain more insight into this population. This will illuminate the challenges African immigrant Research indicates that ethnic-racial discrimination is expected to increase during middle school due to the rapid physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development, as well as changes in relationships with peers and adults (Roeser, Eccles, & Sameroff,2000; Niwa, E. Y., Way, N., & Hughes, D. L. 2014). I hope that my research will shed light on the challenges African immigrant children face in navigating through a different and unfamiliar system of educational system.