Analyzing Discourse Among Urban Middle School Girls
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department (Manual Entry)
Ph.D. in Education Program
This dissertation is a qualitative study of an all-girls’ advisory in a coeducational,
urban middle school located in a mid-sized city in the northeast.
The advisory group met daily over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year.
Drawing from data collected over one year of fieldwork--including participant
observation, analysis of discourse, dynamic interviews, and the analysis of
social constructs --this study explores how a group of mostly African
American and Latina students created a caring community in order to increase
their academic and social success.
Bledsoe, Carey DeLauder, "Girl Talk" (2013). Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview. 91.
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