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ERIC Number: EJ1175392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0883-8534
"It's Like Power to Move": Black Students' Psychosocial Experiences in Black Studies Courses at a Predominantly White Institution
Chapman-Hilliard, Collette; Beasley, Samuel T.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v46 n2 p129-151 Apr 2018
This study examined Black students' experiences in culture-centered courses that focused on the historical and contemporary experiences of Blacks in America and across the African diaspora. Using a qualitative approach, the authors investigated the perceptions of how Black Studies courses shaped the psychosocial experiences and identity development of Black students (N = 24) at a predominantly White institution. Data from semistructured focus group interviews revealed several themes, including psychological empowerment, self-determination, counterspaces, and community perpetuity. The authors suggest ways counselors and educators can support Black students' psychosocial development and provide outreach to diverse student populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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