ERIC Number: EJ1121477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
One African Male in Higher Education
Nichols, Robert L.
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v11 n2 p197-214 Sep 2016
Many predominantly White universities and colleges are seeking ways to both recruit and retain Black students (Simmons, J., Lowery-Hart, R., Wahl, S. T., & McBride, M. C. (2013). "Understanding the African-American student experience in higher education through a relational dialectics perspective." "Communication Education," 62(4), 376-394. doi: 10.1080/03634523.2013.813631). With lower academic results from the K-12 system, it is specifically harder for these universities and colleges to recruit and retain Black male students. There has been much study given to why Black men are not as successful as other racial and gender groups in K-12, but little research has been given to Black men who successfully finish the K-12 system and matriculate to higher education (Griffin, K. A., Jayakumar, U. M., Jones, M. M., & Allen, W. R. (2010). "Ebony in the ivory tower: Examining trends in the socioeconomic status, achievement, and self-concept of black, male freshmen." "Equity & Excellence in Education," 43(2), 232-248. doi: 10.1080/10665681003704915). This study presents the cultural background of a male from Africa and how his culture has helped him to be successful in higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Males, Student Experience, African American Students, Student Recruitment, Blacks, Cultural Influences, Disproportionate Representation, Black Studies, African American Education, Ethnography, Sense of Community, Role Models, Racial Discrimination, Ethnic Stereotypes, Critical Theory, Change Strategies, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Foreign Countries, Achievement Need, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Africa
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