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ERIC Number: EJ1027660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0883-8534
"No One Ever Asked Me": Urban African American Students' Perceptions of Educational Resilience
Williams, Joseph M.; Portman, Tarrell Awe Agahe
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v42 n1 p13-30 Jan 2014
This qualitative study examined high-achieving urban African American high school graduates' (N = 5) retrospective appraisal of what K-12 students from high-risk urban areas need to succeed academically despite seemingly insurmountable social, financial, and educational barriers. Findings revealed 6 themes: shared responsibility for educational outcomes, being a part of the solution, parental involvement by any means, natural support systems, school counselors as change agents, and community collaboration to raise a scholar. Recommendations for school counselors are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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