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ERIC Number: EJ1215718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
"Trust Me, You Are Going to College": How Trust Influences Academic Achievement in Black Males
Rhoden, Stuart
Journal of Negro Education, v86 n1 p52-64 Win 2017
Despite a long-standing history of structural and institutional challenges, there are a significant number of Black males who achieve positive academic outcomes. This article examines Black males who attended college after graduating from an all-male, predominantly Black Charter High School in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Findings suggested three types of trust helped participants achieve college attendance; trust in themselves, trust in close others, and institutional trust. Examples of differing types of trust are highlighted, as well as implications for building trust in schools in the future. The findings from this article demonstrate that trust can be established when institutions are willing to provide a safe, nurturing environment which recognizes the inherent strengths of all students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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