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ERIC Number: ED538914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Critical Inquiry into Urban African American Students' Perceptions of Engineering. Research in Engineering and Technology Education
Denson, Cameron D.; Avery, Zanj K.; Schell, John W.
National Center for Engineering and Technology Education
The purpose of this study was to critically examine the perceptions that African-American high school students have towards engineering. A qualitative research design using criterion sampling and snowballing was used to select seven African-American students from urban high schools to participate in the research. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data from participants attending urban high schools on the east and west coast. Using Critical Race Theory (CRT) as the theoretical framework, the study was able to produce "emergent themes" from collected data. Findings from this study will help researchers understand how African-American students may perceive the field of engineering. (Contains 1 footnote.)
National Center for Engineering and Technology Education. c/o Department of Engineering Education Utah State University, 4160 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322. Tel: 435-797-0213; Fax: 435-797-2567; e-mail: ncete@usu.edu; Web site: http://ncete.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE)
Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia