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ERIC Number: ED527699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec-6
Pages: 212
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-9383-1
Black Men in College: Implications for HBCUs and beyond
Palmer, Robert T., Ed.; Wood, J. Luke, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"Black Men in College" provides vital information about how to effectively support, retain, and graduate Black male undergraduates. This edited collection centers on the notion that Black male collegians are not a homogenous group; rather, they are representative of rarely acknowledged differences that exist among them. This valuable text suggests that understanding these differences is critical to making true in-roads in serving Black men. Chapter contributors describe the diverse challenges Black men in HBCUs face and discuss how to support and retain high-achieving men, gay men, academically unprepared men, low-income men, men in STEM, American immigrants, millennials, collegiate fathers, those affiliated with Greek organizations, and athletes. Recommendations for policy and practice to encourage retention and persistence to degree completion are grounded in extant theory and research. This text is a must-read for all higher education faculty, researchers, and student affairs practitioners interested in addressing the contemporary college experiences of Black men in postsecondary institutions. This book contains the following: (1) Setting the Foundation for Black Men in Colleges: Implications for HBCUs and Beyond (Robert T. Palmer and J. Luke Wood); (2) High Achieving Black Men at HBCU's (Marybeth Gasman and Dorsey Spencer Jr.); (3) Coming Out of the Dark: Black Gay Men's Experiences at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Terrell L. Strayhorn and Jameel A. Scott); (4) "Yes, I can!" Strengths-based Approaches for Engaging and Empowering Academically Underprepared Black Men (Tiffany P. Fountaine and Joelle Carter); (5) "Reaching Out to My Brothers": A Critical Review of Literature to Improve the Retention of Low-Income Black Men at HBCUs (Jameel A. Scott); (6) Establishing Critical Relationships: How Black Males Persist in Physics at HBCUs (Sharon Fries-Britt, Brian A. Burt and Khadish Franklin); (7) Bicultural Experiences of Second Generation Black American Males (Lorenzo DuBois Baber); (8) Standing in the Intersection: Black, Male, Millennial College Students (Fred A. Bonner,); (9) Black Fathers in College: Multiple Identities, Persistence and Contextual Differences (T. Elon Dancy II and Gralon A. Johnson); (10) Black Men, Fraternities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Dorian L. McCoy); (11) "Man-to-Man": An Exploratory Study of Coaches' Impact on Black Male Student-Athlete Success at HBCUs (David Horton Jr.); (12) Academically Gifted Black Male Undergraduates in Engineering: Perceptions of Factors Contributing to their Success in an Historically Black College and University (Alonzo M. Flowers); and (13) Innovative Initiatives and Recommendations for Practice and Future Research: Enhancing the Status of Black Men at HBCUs and Beyond (J. Luke Wood and Robert T. Palmer).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A