Black Students' Perceptions: The Complexity of Persistence to Graduation at an American University

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Peter Lang, 2004 - Education - 152 pages
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This book looks at the socialization process and persistence to graduation from the perspectives of black students at American universities today. The students' perceptions discussed include what it meant to them to have a pre-college experience, the importance of expectations, the pain caused by racism, and how they were able to find safe spaces in what many considered a hostile environment . Black Students' Perceptions documents and addresses what it means to be a black person getting an education in a predominantly white university.
 

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Contents

Social Context in the Early 1990s
19
The Campus As the Black Students See It
47
Students Perceptions of Race
73
Talk About Being Visible and Invisible
87
A Different Perception of the Black Students Experience
109
References
137
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The Author: R. Deborah Davis is Assistant Professor in the curriculum and instruction department at the State University of New York at Oswego. Formerly she was Director of the Syracuse University Violence Prevention Project, a research project funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence. Dr. Davis earned her B.A. in business administration from Columbia College-Missouri, her M.P.A. from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and her Ph.D. in higher education administration at Syracuse University.

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