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ERIC Number: EJ1022991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Understanding the African-American Student Experience in Higher Education through a Relational Dialectics Perspective
Simmons, Jake; Lowery-Hart, Russell; Wahl, Shawn T.; McBride, M. Chad
Communication Education, v62 n4 p376-394 2013
In this study, we sought to understand African-American students' higher-education experiences in predominantly White universities. We utilized Baxter's relational dialectics theory to study components of focus-group discussions in order to understand the discourse and meaning-making process of participants. Our findings provide insight into the intercultural context of higher education in America and suggest strategies for maintaining the relationship between African-American students and the institutions in which they are enrolled.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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