Journal of Intercultural Disciplines

Articles from Vol. 15, Spring

Adult Attachment Styles, Self-Esteem and Satisfaction with Interpersonal Relationships among African Americans
Literature ReviewIs there a relationship between one's reported attachment style, self-esteem, and whether or not one is in a satisfying relationship? Psychologists have long been interested in attachment styles and have investigated how they relate...
Corrections and Education: The Relationship between Education and Recidivism
INTRODUCTIONOver the past 20 years, there has been an explosive growth in the number of adults incarcerated in local, state, and federal correctional institutions. The incarceration rates in the United States increased 700% between 1970 and 2005, and...
Letter from the Editor
This issue of the Journal of Intercultural Disciplines (JID) reflects the dynamic nature of the journal that includes a diverse array of articles from a likewise diverse array of disciplines and perspectives. Indeed, it may seem difficult to actually...
Mass Media and Social Change: A Critical Look at 2014 Ekiti State Governorship Election in Nigeria
IntroductionThe mass media are indispensable to democracy. They generate awareness among the general public and set agenda on salient political issues. They assist political parties and candidates to reach the large and widely dispersed electorate with...
Reexamining the Concept Multicultural Education: Recommendations for Moving beyond "Eating the Other Multiculturalism"
Multiculturalism in this paper is defined as the doctrine that rejects monoculturalism and promotes the peaceful and equitable coexistence of several different cultures in a single country. When taken lightly and interpreted superficially, multiculturalism...
School Buildings, Socioeconomic Status, Race, and Student Achievement
IntroductionMany educational initiatives have emerged over the last decades to boost academic success and to close the achievement gap, a concern of parents, educators, and policymakers. There is an expectation that investment in public education lead...
The Depiction of Female Circumcision in Selected Memoirs by Female African Writers and Novels by Female African American Writers
Between 100-140 million babies, girls, and women have undergone female circumcision. This practice occurs in approximately 30 African countries, some countries in the Middle East and Asia, and the countries to which migration occurs from these countries....
The Impact of Cultural Misorientation and Social Support in the Substance Use of African American College Students
Review of LiteratureThe conceptual and theoretical framework for this study is based upon an African-centered paradigm that equates normative Black mental health functioning with cognitive behaviors that are harmonious with the genuine necessities and...
The Minority Suburbs: Are Low-Income Latino Households Moving into Suburban Opportunity Neighborhoods? a Case Study of the Greater Chicago Region
The Housing Choice Voucher program (HCV) is a federally funded demand-side housing subsidy. Income eligible families who receive vouchers can use the subsidy to secure housing in neighborhoods across the country. Many HCV households choose to lease-in-place,...
Who Dat Say We Gonna Talk Dis Way? Making a Case for Considerate Phonics Instruction in South Louisiana
"The underlying issue in education is not what knowledge is worth knowing, but whose knowledge is worth knowing and for what purpose." (Harste, [Beach & Myers] 2001, p. viii).Several decades ago, phonics instruction in the United States (US) might...
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