By Kassie Freeman
Acknowledging the disparity among the variety of African American highschool scholars who aspire towards better schooling and the quantity who truly attend, this e-book uncovers components that impact African American scholars' judgements relating to collage. Kassie Freeman brings new insights to the present physique of analysis on African american citizens and better schooling by means of interpreting the effect that kin, tuition, neighborhood, and residential have within the decision-making method. She explores particular components that give a contribution to a student's predisposition towards greater schooling, together with gender, economics, and highschool curriculum, and seeks to bridge the space in knowing why aspiration doesn't instantly translate into participation. Educators and coverage makers drawn to expanding African American scholars' participation in greater schooling will enjoy the exploration of this paradox.
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75). That is, African American females are too far removed from the center of power to be a threat. Concerning fear of African American males, a female student at a private school in Chicago best captured students’ thoughts: I think the world period is more intimidated by African American males than it is by African American females. I think that’s a big part of the reason why there’s that thought for African American females because I know I met a White man once and he was scared to death of the Black male I was with.
For instance, a grandmother recently brought her grandson to my barber shop for a haircut. While we were waiting to get our hair cut, several other young African American men came in. The latest drug bust was being discussed on the evening news on television. The grandmother started to lecture the young men. She said, “You see, our future is left to you boys, and in order to make it, you’re going to need education. ” However, when researchers write about the education of African American students and their families today, they most often point to decaying families.
Another student, attending another inner-city-school in Washington, indicated how she was influenced at age thirteen by the work of her friend’s mother: “I decided when I was about thirteen [that] I wanted to be a nurse. My friend’s mother is a nurse. ” Two students attending the same inner-city high school in Chicago described when they began considering higher education very differently. ” In her case, she described the media (television) as the influence on her thinking: It’s like a lot of shows that a lot of us see on television that [were] dealing with psychology [which she wanted to study].
African Americans and College Choice: The Influence of Family and School by Kassie Freeman