ERIC Number: EJ1219781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
An Investigation of Black Males in Advanced Placement Math and Science Courses and Their Perceptions of Identity Related to STEM Possibilities
Flowers, Alonzo M., III; Banda, Rosa M.
Gifted Child Today, v42 n3 p129-139 Jul 2019
Given the need to increase Black males' participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), this study employed a multiple case studies approach to investigate the perceptions of identity to STEM possibilities of Black males who participated in advanced placement and math and science courses. A conceptual framework of self-efficacy and science identity was utilized to examine their perceptions. Three themes that emerged from data analysis included the following: "Establishing the Possibilities of a STEM Identity", "Self-Efficacy: Conflicting Self-Identity Formation", and "Community Support Integral to Positive Self-Identity". The authors offer three recommendations for practitioners to cultivate Black males' STEM identity and, subsequently, STEM possibilities in the future.
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, STEM Education, Advanced Placement, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Identification (Psychology), Self Concept, Values, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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