African Americans and College Choice: The Influence of Family and School

African Americans and College Choice: The Influence of Family and School

by Kassie Freeman

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African Americans and College Choice: The Influence of Family and School by Kassie Freeman

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791484500
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/18/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 737 KB

About 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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