ERIC Number: ED409392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Black Student's Guide to High School Success.
Ekeler, William J., Ed.
The selections in this book offer advice on how to get the most out of a high school education by making intelligent and informed decisions in and out of the classroom. The guide features 15 essays geared to the student, each written by a professional or educator. Each is followed by a short essay by a black high school student about his or her experience in overcoming obstacles to success in high school. The following essays are included: (1) "Selecting a High School" (Roland M. Allen); (2) "Planning for the Future: Choosing the Right Field of Study, Faculty, and Counselor" (Ruby C. Delery); (3) "The Politics of High School" (William J. Ekeler); (4) "Opportunities for Success in the Classroom" (Shannon D. Mathews); (5) "Study Habits and Hints" (Margaret Florence); (6)"Athletics" (Willie Hill); (7) "Extracurricular Activities" (Holly A. Robertson); (8) "Leadership In and Out of the Classroom" (Ruby D. Higgins); (9) "Making the Smart Choice: Say No to Drugs, Alcohol, Crime, and Pregnancy" (Wilton A. Barham); (10) "Choosing Your Friends" (Stephen Pemberton); (11) "Black Pride and Self-Esteem" (Vernon L. Farmer); (12) "The Black Community: Community and Religious Involvement" (James Coaxum); (13) "Integration with Others" (LaWanna Gunn-Williams); (14) "Part-time Work: An Education and Opportunity" (Al B. Barron); and (15) "The Career Hunt: Putting It All Together" (Deren Finks). (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Community, Black Students, Career Choice, Decision Making, Drug Abuse, Educational Attainment, Educational Planning, Extracurricular Activities, High School Students, High Schools, Part Time Employment, Self Esteem, Study Habits
Greenwood Press, Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Foreword by L. Douglas Wilder.