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Title:Challenging myopic views: Black students negotiate advanced placement courses in a predominantly White and affluent suburban high school
Author(s):Williams, Jr., Tyrone W
Director of Research:Pak, Yoon K
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Pak, Yoon K
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Anderson, James D; Span, Christopher M; Hale, Jon N
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Black Education
Student Interviews
Suburban Education
Advanced Placement
Abstract:Research about Black students have typically used urban America as the locus point for understanding inhibitors to student success while simultaneously ignoring the growing numbers of Black students that call the “suburbs” home. Although a few recent studies have looked at the growing demographics of Black Americans in the “suburbs” with respect to resource allocation, structural barriers and resegregation in public schools. There continues to be a paucity in regards to Black student experiences, as often times their voices are muted in favor of administrators, teachers, and community members. In response, the current study draws on the experiences of Black students in an affluent “suburban” community to gain better insight about what it means to negotiate Advanced Placement courses in predominantly White affluent suburban classrooms.
Issue Date:2021-09-29
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/113953
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Tyrone Williams, Jr.
Date Available in IDEALS:2022-04-29
Date Deposited:2021-12


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