This research examined the experiences of 11 high school students and their academic and social experiences in the U.S. using identity and agency in figured worlds. We collected data through interviews and field notes and analyzed them using constant comparative analysis. The findings revealed two main themes: the importance of continuity in promoting and maintaining a positive academic environment and the importance of support in creating positive identities. In addition, there was a strong awareness between being accepted, recognized, and encouraged at school and feeling accepted as a Muslim student. In the end, the participants experienced two different realities which contributed to form their figured worlds.
Zengaro, Franco; Ali, Mohamed; and Zengaro, Sally
"Academic and Community Identities: A Study of Kurdish and Somali Refugee High School Students,"
Journal of Research Initiatives: Vol. 2:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/jri/vol2/iss1/1
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