ERIC Number: EJ1019408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Success for Students of Color . . . At What Cost? The Importance of School Context at Birch High School
Chambers, Terah T. Venzant; Tabron, Lolita A.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v16 n4 p31-44 Dec 2013
Kiara, an African American rising freshman, has aspirations to become a medical doctor. She enrolls at Birch High School because of the reputation of the principal, Mr. Brown, whose vision for academic excellence permeates every corner of the school. Kiara graduates from high school with top honors, but realizes her success may have come at a steep price. By using "snapshots" of five critical aspects of the school culture at Birch, this case study invites readers to consider the ways schools may foster academic success for some students of color, but at what cost?
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Principals, High School Students, Academic Achievement, College Readiness, Expectation, Values, Extracurricular Activities, Clubs, Race, Racial Bias, Student Placement, Context Effect, Interpersonal Relationship, Suburban Schools
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Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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