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Murray, Christopher; Naranjo, Jason – Remedial and Special Education, 2008
This qualitative investigation examines factors and processes associated with high school graduation in a high-risk urban context. Participants include 11 graduating seniors with learning disabilities, all of whom are African American from low-income backgrounds. These youth are interviewed on multiple occasions to determine how protective factors…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Learning Disabilities, Academic Persistence, Graduation
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Sirin, Selcuk R.; Rogers-Sirin, Lauren – Applied Developmental Science, 2005
This study examined how various components of school engagement contribute to the academic performance of African American adolescents. The sample consisted of 499 African American adolescents in Grades 9 to 11. We investigated how adolescents' gender, grade, cognitive functioning, and parental education affect their school engagement and whether…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Identification, Adolescents, Factor Analysis