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ERIC Number: EJ846555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-6
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 109
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
Progress of African Americans in Higher Education Attainment: The Widening Gender Gap and Its Current and Future Implications
Kaba, Amadu J.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v13 n25 Apr 2005
This research argues that despite all of the obstacles that African Americans have confronted in the history of the United States, they have made substantial progress in higher education attainment from the 1970s to the beginning of the 21st century. It reveals that the rise in attainment of college and university degrees has resulted in a substantial increase in living standards and that African Americans are making important economic, social and political contributions to the United States. I present several reasons why black males are not performing as well as black females in higher education attainment. Analyses are also presented regarding the current and future implications of the growing gap between black males and black females. (Contains 2 tables and 19 endnotes.)
Colleges of Education at Arizona State University and the University of South Florida. c/o Editor, USF EDU162, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620-5650. Tel: 813-974-3400; Fax: 813-974-3826; Web site: http://epaa.asu.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A