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ERIC Number: EJ762817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-20
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
My Brothers' Keeper
Holsendolph, Ernest
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v22 n18 p22-25 Oct 2005
This article describes a University of West Georgia program that focuses on creating a brotherhood of successful Black male students. The students, all freshmen, live together, counsel together and reinforce one another in the effort to learn, achieve--and graduate. Called the West Georgia Learning Community, the students are learning to trust one another, almost as brothers, and then are learning to care about one another's success. These are the rudiments of cooperation that so many other students take for granted. What makes these young men unique is that they represent a cross section of the school's Black population. They were not selected by grades or academic records. They are 25 volunteers out of the 174 African-American men admitted in the class of 2009. The West Georgia Learning Community comprises one of the latest attempts in an anti-affirmative action environment to bridge a problem that has concerned educators not only in Georgia but across the country over the past two decades--how to help Black men get in step with other students when it comes to college attendance and college graduation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia