New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2014, issue 144, P49-58 2014 DOI: 10.1002/ace.20113 View full text
Carlyle Van Thompson, Paul J. Schwartz

Abstract: 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.Introduction In alm…

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