African Americans and College Choice: The Influence of Family and School [NOOK Book]

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Acknowledging the disparity between the number of African American high school students who aspire toward higher education and the number who actually attend, this book uncovers factors that influence African American students' decisions regarding college. Kassie Freeman brings new insights to the current body of research on African Americans and higher education by examining the impact that family, school, community, and home have in the decision-making process. She explores specific factors that contribute to a...
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African Americans and College Choice: The Influence of Family and School

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Overview

Acknowledging the disparity between the number of African American high school students who aspire toward higher education and the number who actually attend, this book uncovers factors that influence African American students' decisions regarding college. Kassie Freeman brings new insights to the current body of research on African Americans and higher education by examining the impact that family, school, community, and home have in the decision-making process. She explores specific factors that contribute to a student's predisposition toward higher education, including gender, economics, and high school curriculum, and seeks to bridge the gap in understanding why aspiration does not immediately translate into participation. Educators and policy makers interested in increasing African American students' participation in higher education will benefit from the exploration of this paradox.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791484500
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 720 KB

Meet the Author

Kassie Freeman is Dean and Professor of Education at Dillard University. She is the editor of African American Culture and Heritage in Higher Education Research and Practice.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction : the puzzle of college aspirations versus attendance 1
1 The influence of family 11
2 Turning point : when decisions are made 21
3 Gender issues : the college choice process of African American females and males 33
4 Economic expectation and college choice 41
5 Curriculum issues and choice 51
6 Channeling long and wrong 59
7 Decision making by high school type : high schools successful in channeling 69
8 Selection of higher education institution type : HBCU or PWI? 81
9 Students offer solutions 99
10 The case for expanding the college choice model 109
App Design of the study 113
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