Experiences of Urban Youth Navigating the Transition to Ninth Grade

  title={Experiences of Urban Youth Navigating the Transition to Ninth Grade},
  author={Barbara M. Newman and Brenda J. Lohman and Philip R. Newman and Mary C. Myers and Victoria L. Smith},
  journal={Youth \& Society},
  pages={387 - 416}
The study describes perceptions of the transition to ninth grade for low-income, urban, minority adolescents. Students who had a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in middle school were interviewed about their school transition. Results focus on perceptions of the transition, major challenges, sources of support, and coping strategies. Students who continued to perform well in ninth grade were differentiated from those who had academic difficulties. Students described the transition to… Expand
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