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ERIC Number: ED473903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
What Helps Students of Color Succeed? Resiliency Factors for Students Enrolled in Multicultural Educators Programs.
Holt, Jennifer L.; Mahowald, Betsy G.; DeVore, Cynthia James
This study investigated factors that helped students of color enrolled in multicultural educator programs succeed academically, focusing on resiliency factors that supported their academic success (defined as college graduation or current enrollment at the sophomore level or higher). First an initial focus group with several minority students verified whether resilience factors from prior research were sufficient. The resulting 10 resiliency factors included scholarship monies, mentors, teacher salaries, familial support, opportunity to serve as a role model, and friends/peer support. Next, a survey was sent to students in multicultural educator programs throughout one midwestern U.S. state. The survey asked respondents to rank their top 5 out of the 10 resiliency factors and to provide demographic data. Results indicated that students considered monetary support in the form of scholarships and family support the most important resiliency factors. Opportunity to serve as a role model, mentor support, and spirituality were also strong responses. Appendixes contain information about the questionnaire, the actual questionnaire, and respondent information required to receive monetary reimbursement for participation in the study. (Contains 73 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A