Black American Males in Higher Education: Diminishing Proportions

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Henry T. Frierson, Willie PearsonJr., James H. Wyche
Emerald Group Publishing, Oct 1, 2009 - Education - 314 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

the diminution of African American males in higher education
1
Chapter 2 A historical overview of the barriers faced by black American males in pursuit of higher education
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a historical view of the participation and contributions of Black American males in higher education
31
Chapter 4 The demography of African American males in higher education
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19682007
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Chapter 6 The educational status of African American males in the 21st century
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Chapter 7 Making so big a dream near and dear to all African American males
113
Chapter 8 Where are the brothersquest Alternatives to fouryear college for Black males
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characteristics of Black male freshmen between 1971 and 2004
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Chapter 10 Whos afraid of the big bad wolfquest Demystifying Black male college students
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successful strategies to increase African American male participation in science
207
Chapter 12 Persistence of AfricanAmerican male community college students in engineering
229
A look at emerging African American male programs in the California community college system
253
Chapter 14 Power of mentoring African American males in community colleges
271
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