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ERIC Number: EJ943031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Graduates of an Historically Black Boarding School and Their Academic and Social Integration at Two Traditionally White Universities
Alexander-Snow, Mia
Journal of Negro Education, v79 n2 p182-192 Spr 2010
This naturalistic inquiry explored the cultural impact of a historically Black independent boarding school on the social and academic experiences of four of its graduates who attended two traditionally White universities. The study examined two primary questions: (a) What factors from the historically Black boarding school assisted or hindered students' transition into traditionally White colleges and universities?, and (b) What impact does institutional climate and culture (Black and White) have in shaping graduates' perceptions of academic and social success? The research findings reflected the historically Black boarding school experience as playing a significant role in shaping graduates' academic and social self-concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A