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ERIC Number: EJ858267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 106
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Different Folks, Different Hopes: The Educational Aspirations of Black Males in Urban, Suburban, and Rural High Schools
Strayhorn, Terrell L.
Urban Education, v44 n6 p710-731 2009
The educational aspirations of Black males in urban, suburban, and rural high schools were examined in this study, using a nationally-representative sample of respondents to the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS:88/00). Hierarchical linear regression analysis revealed statistically significant relationships between aspirations and SES, academic achievement, and urban city with high-SES, high-achieving, suburban Black males reporting the highest aspirations. Leveled and/or lower aspirations were associated with low-SES, low-achieving, Black males in urban and rural settings. Implications for future practice, theory, and research are discussed, along with recommendations for future policy. (Contains 2 notes, 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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