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ERIC Number: ED414287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 34
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A Gendered Look at the Academic Achievement of Low Income African-American High School Students: Strategies of Success.
Hubbard, Lea
This paper analyzes the academic success of 30 low-income African-American high school students. The 20 females and 10 males were participants in the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program, a high school program that places previously low-achieving, low-income, and minority students in a special class that offers them academic and social support. Using qualitative data, the study shows that, while most of these students went on to college, the strategies they used and the attitudes they developed towards going to college differed across gender. This research exposes the importance of looking at the construction of academic success as a product of the intersection of race, class, and gender. The social relationships in the homes and communities of these young people transmit a specific set of messages that are unique to their gender and are in response to the anticipated roles they will face in the African-American home. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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