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Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions Vol: 6

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01 Oct 2009
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
314 pages - 156 x 234 x 19mm
Diversity in Higher Education


This is the first of two volumes that specifically addresses the subject of the disproportional decline of Black American Males in higher education. For too long, acknowledgment of this issue has been avoided for fear that it would be clearly and too painfully felt. It is apparent that this issue can no longer be ignored and the need to examine and widely address this situation is now so vivid. This volume, and the next, forthrightly discuss and address the conditions that can be observed today. Collectively, the contributing authors provide critical historical overviews and analyses pertaining to Black American males in higher education and Black Americans of both genders. The contributing authors provide data from which conclusions can be drawn, discussion of the effectiveness of programs, conceptual pieces that address the issue of the presence or lack thereof of Black American males in higher education from a range of perspectives, and the role of the community colleges.
List of Contributors. Foreword. Preface. Invisible men – almost: the diminution of African American males in higher education. A historical overview of the barriers faced by black American males in pursuit of higher education. “Learners and teachers of men”: a historical view of the participation and contributions of Black American males in higher education. The demography of African American males in higher education. The participation rates of Black males in higher education: 1968–2007. The educational status of African American males in the 21st century. Making so big a dream near and dear to all African American males. Where are the brothers? Alternatives to four-year college for Black males. Overcoming barriers: characteristics of Black male freshmen between 1971 and 2004. Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Demystifying Black male college students. Beating the odds: successful strategies to increase African American male participation in science. Persistence of African-American male community college students in engineering. One initiative at a time: A look at emerging African American male programs in the California community college system. Power of mentoring African American males in community colleges. Diversity in higher education. Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions. Copyright page.

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