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ERIC Number: EJ1066669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
When Doing Nothing Becomes a Viable Life and Career Option: A Growing Trend among African American Youth
Harris, Anthony
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v1 n2 Jul-Dec 2006
The prospect of completing high school and continuing one's education at a vocational, two-year, or four-year institution continues to elude a large number of African American high school graduates (Minorities in Higher Education Twenty-first Annual Status Report [2003-2005], ACE). The expectation of pursuing gainful employment through the private sector after graduation has also been diminished, due, in part, to factors external to the individual, such as limited job availability, limited job skills, and limited training opportunities (The State of Black America, 2004). There are additional external factors that explain the existence of waning expectations and eroding prospects for the future of African American youth, including discrimination, poor role modeling, dysfunctional communities and schools, lack of parental engagement, and lack of governmental responsiveness.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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