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Title:A road less traveled: the experiences of black male collegians at a PWI
Author(s):Barnes, Christopher
Advisor(s):Ward Hood, Denice
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Ed Organization and Leadership
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Black male success
Predominantly White Institution (PWIs)
Black male persistence
Abstract:The objective of this study was to identify the social and academic factors that contribute to the success of African American male undergraduate students at Predominantly White Institutions. While numerous authors have conducted research on black males in higher education, many seem to focus on those who have been identified as either high achieving or low achieving students. Utilizing a qualitative approach, the author will conduct individual interviews with four participants. Each person will self-identify as a black male undergraduate student who is currently enrolled at a Research 1 university and has completed at least one semester at the university. At the conclusion of his study, the author identifies positive factors that contribute to the academic success of these men at the collegiate level. The narratives of these scholars may assist researchers in expanding the amount of positive, rather than negative, literature on black male achievement in post-secondary education. More importantly, it could aid practitioners in better understanding how to support these men throughout their tenure in education.
Issue Date:2012-06-27
Rights Information:Copyright 2012 Christopher Barnes
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-06-27
Date Deposited:2012-05

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