Title

Dancing Between Two Worlds: A Portrait of the Life of a Black Male Teacher in South Central LA

Published In

International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

6-2006

Abstract

This article offers a portrait of a young black male teacher in an urban school in South Central Los Angeles. In the portrait, the words of the subject are intertwined with the thoughts and reactions of the researcher as a way in which to capture his life history narrative and offer his reading of the world. The article discusses the participant’s reflections on growing up in South Central, Los Angeles and how it shaped his identity. In particular, the portrait discusses the participant’s experiences in middle school, high school and college. The article concludes with some reflections about how Critical Race Theory—as a discourse on race and racism in the law and society—helps us to better understand the lives black men lead.

Description

Copyright (2006) Taylor & Francis.

*At the time of publication, Marvin Lynn was affiliated with University of Maryland at College Park.

DOI

10.1080/09518390600576111

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21737

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