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ERIC Number: ED118350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 130
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An Educational and Professional Profile of Black American Doctorates in the Natural Sciences.
Young, Herman Andre
The problem of this study was to describe, according to selected variables, certain personal, educational, and professional characteristics of Black scientists who have earned the doctoral degree in the natural sciences with intent to encourage more Blacks to enter the fields of science. A self-reporting questionnaire was mailed to 500 Black scientists throughout the United States, who, for the most part, were employed in institutions of higher education. Data were collected relating to current employment, demography, personal background, perceived factors of influence toward science, sources of financial support for doctoral studies, post-doctoral work opportunities, and the Black scientists in relation to the Black community. Data results were expressed in frequency tabulations and percentages. The typical Black scientist was found to be a male 49 years of age, born and raised in the South, and working at a predominantly Black college or university. He came from a family of low socio-economic status and showed high achievement in science and mathematics. He strongly preferred teaching and research in a university and most often returned to work in the area of his birth. Poor schooling in science and lack of knowledge about science careers were greatest deterrents to other Blacks to pursue science careers. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Indiana University