An Analysis of the Background Variables of Negro High School Youth in the Texas Cooperative Youth Study

An Analysis of the Background Variables of Negro High School Youth in the Texas Cooperative Youth Study

Date: August 1958
Creator: Scott, Lottie Ed
Description: The purpose of the Texas Cooperative Youth Study was to gather basic data on the problems and interests of youth from youth themselves, their teachers, and their parents in the stages of early, middle, and late adolescence. The study was made to determine interests, attitudes, and concerns of youth in relation to home and family life; to determine whether homemaking education in the school takes into account these concerns and attitudes; and to find out whether interest in homemaking education is related to selected background and sociological variables.
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End of Life Care:  African Americans' Disproportionate Use of Hospice

End of Life Care: African Americans' Disproportionate Use of Hospice

Date: December 2010
Creator: McDonald, Ray
Description: The United States of America is a country composed of various ethnicities. This country is considered to be a multi-cultural society. There are various cultural traditions values, norms and superstitious practices within each ethnic group. Attitudes toward end of life care are complex and vary differently across each ethnic group. This study explored factors that explained African Americans' disproportionate use of hospice. Access to hospice care was address, experience with hospice was explored, and recommendations were provided. This study conducted non-experimental research. The design of this exploratory study was quantitative in nature. A survey approach was utilized to collect data that was statistically analyzed. The important concept was African American disproportionate use of hospice. The variable willingness to use was employed to try to explain African Americans' disproportionate use of hospice. The independent variables African Americans who mistrust formal healthcare providers and knowledge about hospice services were operationalized using multiple indicators. The independent variable experience with hospice services did not use a scale. The research findings supported all three study hypotheses. This research results recommend that an important focus of the future be to counsel persons on the availability of hospice as an option for end-of-life care. Well-structured programs of ...
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Participation of Negro children in school lunch programs.

Participation of Negro children in school lunch programs.

Date: June 1951
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Production and Marketing Administration.
Description: Describes the School Lunch Program signed into law by President Truman in 1946 and its role in African-American schools. Provides guidance for parents and teachers wishing to start a local school lunch program. Includes reports from and photographs of successful school lunch programs throughout the southern United States.
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Self-Perceived Information Seeking Skills and Self-Esteem in Adolescents by Race and Gender

Self-Perceived Information Seeking Skills and Self-Esteem in Adolescents by Race and Gender

Date: May 2009
Creator: Simpson-Scott, Lynne
Description: The purpose of this study was to explore the correlation between self-perceived information seeking skills and self-esteem in adolescents and, further, to determine whether this correlation varied according to race and gender. Tenth-grade students from three public high schools in a Midwestern city were given two instruments. Self-perceived information seeking skills were measured using a modified version of the Information Skills Checklist from High Plains Regional Technology in Education Consortium's Profiler website. Self-esteem was measured by the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, which is designed for students 12 years of age and over. The scale has six separate measures of self-esteem: physical, moral-ethical self, personal self, family self, social self and academic self. These six measures are used to determine overall level of self-esteem. The results showed a statistically significant correlation between self-perceived information seeking skills and at least one facet of self-esteem for all groups measured, with one exception. African American males were the only adolescents to show no correlation between scores from these two instruments. It is hoped that this research will ultimately be used to develop policies regarding the development of information seeking skills in disenfranchised groups.
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The Influence of a Short-Term Program to Improve the Self-Concept of Selected Negro Children

The Influence of a Short-Term Program to Improve the Self-Concept of Selected Negro Children

Date: June 1970
Creator: Manning, Jean Bell
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the influence of a short-term program to improve the self-concepts of elected Negro elementary school children. Particular emphasis was placed upon the development of positive self-concepts and self-expression.
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[News Script: Mansfield is Quiet After Demonstration]

[News Script: Mansfield is Quiet After Demonstration]

Date: August 30, 1956
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the admittance of African American students into schools in Mansfield and the angry demonstrations on school registration day by those opposed to the court order.
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[News Script: Mansfield School Opens]

[News Script: Mansfield School Opens]

Date: September 4, 1956
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the failure of a court order in forcing Mansfield high school to admit African American students, and the demonstrations at the school by both those supporting and those opposing the court order.
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Black Nationalism Reinterpreted

Black Nationalism Reinterpreted

Date: May 1995
Creator: Largent, Mark Aaron
Description: Black nationalism responded to America's failure to examine the effects of slavery's legacy. Its aims represent those issues that were either unsupported by or in opposition to the goals of the civil rights leadership. In particular, the civil rights movement dismissed any claims that the history of slavery had a lasting effect on African-Americans. This conflict developed because of mainstream America's inability to realize that the black community is not monolithic and African-Americans were differentially affected by slavery's legacy. It is those blacks who are most affected by the culture of poverty created by America's history of slavery who make up today's inner-city populations. Despite successes by the civil rights movement, problems within lower-class black communities continue because the issues of the black underclass have not yet been fully addressed.
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Poppin' Their Thang: African American Blueswomen and Multiple Jeopardy

Poppin' Their Thang: African American Blueswomen and Multiple Jeopardy

Date: August 1997
Creator: Wright, Delane E. (Delane Elizabeth)
Description: This ethnographic analysis examines the life stories and lyrics of four African blues singers. Specifically, it compares the cultural themes that emerge their life stories to the cultural themes at emerge from their commercially released music. The findings suggest that the singers recognize, to varying degrees, the impact of racism, sexism, and classism on their personal and careers. These same themes, however, are not present in the lyrics of the music that they choose to sing. Both the stories and the lyrics reveal internal inconsistencies that mirror one another. The conclusion suggests that the inconsistencies within their stories and music are consistent with their liminal position with regard to dominant and subordinate cultures.
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African American Parental Involvement

African American Parental Involvement

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Brookshire, Nikki & Tunks, Jeanne L.
Description: Presentation for the 2010 UNT Scholars Day discussing a research project on the relationship between African American parent volunteer involvement and student reading scores.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
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