Black Student's Guide to High School Success

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The only book designed and written specifically for African American junior high and high school students, this step-by-step guide provides much needed strategies, tactics, and tools to help them create successful educational careers in school. From the editor and publisher of the highly acclaimed Black Student's Guide to College Success (1993, revised ed. 1995), this guide contains contributed essays by fifteen educators (many from historically black colleges), supplemented by success stories of contemporary ...

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Overview

The only book designed and written specifically for African American junior high and high school students, this step-by-step guide provides much needed strategies, tactics, and tools to help them create successful educational careers in school. From the editor and publisher of the highly acclaimed Black Student's Guide to College Success (1993, revised ed. 1995), this guide contains contributed essays by fifteen educators (many from historically black colleges), supplemented by success stories of contemporary black high school students. It will help students to make informed choices, to deal with the challenges and obstacles to high school success both in and out of the classroom, and to complete their high school education. Each essay deals with a specific topic of concern to black high school students and is designed to motivate them to make intelligent choices about their education and their future and to develop pride and self-esteem.

Following a Foreword by L. Douglas Wilder, former Governor of Virginia, and a Preface by Richard Arrington Jr., Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, the guide features fifteen informative essays, geared to the needs of the black student entering high school, written in a conversational manner to which students can relate. Each essay is written by a successful professional or educator in that field and is followed by a short essay by a black high school student on his or her personal experience in overcoming obstacles to succeed in high school. Essays address these topics: selecting a high school; planning for the future; the politics of high schools; opportunities for success in the classroom; study habits and hints; athletics; extracurricular activities; leadership in and out of the classroom; making the smart choice—saying no to drugs, alcohol, crime, and pregnancy; choosing your friends; black pride and self-esteem; getting involved in the black community and churches; networking in an integrated society; the benefits of part-time work; and the career hunt—further education or the work force. This informative and motivational guide, designed specifically for African American students, will help them, their parents, teachers, and guidance counselors to address issues facing black students in order for the students to successfully complete their high school education.

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Moving upstream from his 1993 guide to college, Greenwood offers black junior-high and high-school students advice on strategies, tactics, and tools to help them structure successful educational careers. Essays by 15 educators, many from historically Black colleges, are supplemented by success stories of contemporary Black high-school students. The bibliographic references are sparse. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313298486
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 1,032,900
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLLIAM J. EKELER is editor of The Black Student's Guide to College Success (revised ed., 1995) and coeditor of the original edition (1993).

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1 Selecting a High School 1
Student Essay: Jacqueline V. McQueer, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
2 Planning for the Future: Choosing the Right Field of Study, Faculty, and Counselor 11
Student Essay: Berangere B. Robertson, University of Redlands, Redlands, California
3 The Politics of High School 21
Student Essay: Demond L. Finister, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
4 Opportunities for Success in the Classroom 31
Student Essay: Tia Villeral, Redlands Senior High School, Redlands, California
5 Study Habits and Hints 37
Student Essay: Charles E. Stewart, Jr., North High School, Des Moines, Iowa
6 Athletics 47
Student Essay: Sheba Rogege, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
7 Extracurricular Activities 55
Student Essay: Charles Van Gunn, Jr., Louisiana State University High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
8 Leadership In and Out of the Classroom 65
Student Essay: Bianca Bellock, Xavier Prep High School, Marrero, Louisiana
9 Making the Smart Choice: Say No to Drugs, Alcohol, Crime, and Pregnancy 75
Student Essay: Rehema N. Githiga, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
10 Choosing Your Friends 89
Student Essay: Charis A. Oubre, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
11 Black Pride and Self-Esteem 95
Student Essay: Gary Reddick, Menlo Atherton High School, East Palo Alto, California
12 The Black Community: Community and Religious Involvement 105
Student Essay: Laura Cole, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
13 Integration with Others 117
Student Essay: ShaShawn Covington, Whites Creek High School, Nashville, Tennessee
14 Part-time Work: An Education and Opportunity 127
Student Essay: Stacie LaCresha Mitchell-Ole-Sabay, Graduate, North High School, Des Moines, Iowa
15 The Career Hunt: Putting It All Together 135
Student Essay: Christopher Tyler, Sultan Senior High School, Sultan, Washington
Index 147
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    Posted December 31, 2012

    Redneck Reckenizin

    You guy if you were as smart as me, you would have gotten the free sample.
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    I am very religious; sorry,off topic!

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