ERIC Number: EJ1144023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Leaderships Views of School Psychology and Black Students: The Case of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Beeks, Amirah; Graves, Scott L., Jr.
Psychology in the Schools, v54 n6 p612-623 Jul 2017
The purpose of this study was to understand academic leadership's views of the field of school psychology. This is the first study that has attempted to incorporate the views of historically Black college and university (HBCU) Psychology Department Chairs' regarding the field of school psychology and the potential development of school psychology programs at HBCUs. The results indicated that Department Chairs at HBCUs are not recommending the field of school psychology to their students based on a variety of reasons related to their views of the field (e.g., lack of focus on Black research issues). Despite the shortage of school psychologists and ample career opportunities, Department chairs in our sample do not recommend the field of school psychology as a first option graduate school choice. Implications are discussed in terms of increasing the number of African Americans in the field of school psychology.
Descriptors: School Psychology, African American Students, Black Colleges, College Students, Department Heads, Leadership, Administrator Attitudes, School Psychologists
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