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Identity And Adolescence Essay

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Adolescences has always been the most crucial time for developing identity. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between racial identity development of African American adolescents and the role of education. This paper will discuss the effects race has on identity and adolescent development. Following, it will compare students education from a racial perspective and the lasting effects after adolescence. DeCuir-Gunby (2009) states that identity is “a formation process begins at birth, peaks during adolescence, and continues to develop throughout adulthood, thus allowing an individual to fully negotiate multiple identities.” During adolescence, the peak of identity development, it is the most judgemental and children …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between racial identity development of african american adolescents and the role of education.
  • Explains decuir-gunby's definition of identity as a formation process, which begins at birth, peaks during childhood, and continues to develop throughout adulthood.
  • Explains how cross (1971, 1995) used bri and black psyche to create the model of psychological nigrescene for self-identification into five stages of negative to positive, assuming that all experiences for each individual are the same.
  • Explains that cross's model of psychological nigrescene is now replaced with measures of black racial identity. racial identities are also influenced in school systems and who is teaching the curriculum to the adolescence.
  • Explains that adolescence seeks peer power to help them through transitions and acceptance. physical features, hair texture, gender, and sexuality play an effect on how black adolescents want to be viewed in schools.
  • Explains that the relationship between racial identity development of african american adolescents and the role of education is very important and has a huge impact on every individual.

Like the formation process of identity, BRI follows a similar structure. Racial identity are also influenced in school systems and who is teaching the curriculum to the adolescence. Students of different racial backgrounds express feelings of teachers expecting lower academic expectation in comparison to white students. Following, school systems do not have a great deal of diversity within their staff. This impacts all young adolescence directly and indirectly who come from different racial backgrounds (DeCuir-Gunby, …show more content…

Adolescence seek out help through transitions and acceptance because adolescence have a tendancy of associating activities with race while resluting in insulting other students from different racial backgrounds. The social and biological both influence identity development along with the influence of race and school systems and educators need to replace all negative views on students from a different racial background with a positive ones. By doing this, teaching children that you are different from one another and have different values in life is something to be proud of because it should not matter who you are and where you come

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