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A New Normal: Young Men of Color, Trauma and Engagement in Learning
Posted on Sunday, January 01, 2012

Joni M. Schwartz


This phenomenological study examined trauma experienced by young men of color, trauma‘s effect on engagement in college, and the young men‘s willingness to access counseling. The theoretical and methodological frameworks are Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) respectively. The findings from the study presented in this paper suggest that young men have a ?lived experience? of trauma that they perceive as normal which impacts their engagement in learning.

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