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ERIC Number: EJ1076497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
In Their Own Voices: Adolescent African American Males' Experiences of the Achievement Gap
Moon, Natasha S.; Singh, Anneliese A.
Journal of School Counseling, v13 n16 2015
The authors use a phenomenological research tradition grounded in CRT tenets to describe the daily lived experiences that 12 male African American youth had in relation to the achievement gap. Researchers collected individual semi-structured interviews and focus group data related to the study phenomenon. There were five themes identified in participant data: (a) achievement gap or resource gap? (b) salience of parental support, (c) environmental obstacles related to academic achievement, (d) individual motivation and effort, and (e) resiliency and persistence in the face of racism. Implications for school counseling research, practice, and advocacy with African American male youth and study limitations are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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