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Making Youth Matter: Exclusion And Its Impact On The School Lives Of African-American Students, Celeste L. Hawkins May 2014

Making Youth Matter: Exclusion And Its Impact On The School Lives Of African-American Students, Celeste L. Hawkins

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

This qualitative dissertation study explored how exclusion and marginalization in schools impact the lives of low-income African-American students. The study focused on the perspectives of youth attending both middle and high schools in Michigan, and investigated how students who have experienced forms of exclusion in their K–12 schooling viewed their educational experiences. In addition to the voices of youth, the perspectives of parents, social workers, and coaches were presented and analyzed. Key themes that emerged from the study were lack of care, lack of belonging, disrupted education, debilitating discipline, the need for language diversity, and persistence and resilience. These ...


Effect Of Simulation On Technical College Auto-Mechanics Trade Students Academic Achievement In Lagos State Nigeria., Olufemi Olayinka, Anthony Oyenuga, Joseph Owoso Jul 2010

Effect Of Simulation On Technical College Auto-Mechanics Trade Students Academic Achievement In Lagos State Nigeria., Olufemi Olayinka, Anthony Oyenuga, Joseph Owoso

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A flood of emails from various list serves filled our in-boxes with the shocking news: One of the world’s most prominent African American scholars, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of Harvard University, had been accused of breaking into his own home. After America’s psychological honeymoon prompted by election of the first President of African descent, some were forced to grapple with questions of whether racism still exists. The aforementioned incident answers these inquiries with a resounding, “Yes.” Examples of accounts of continued racial prejudice and discrimination suggest the need for support systems and advocacy groups such as minority ...


An Investigation Of Successful Football Bowl Subdivision Coaches And The Disproportional Academic Achievement Of Their White And African-American Football Players, Peter Finley, Jeffrey Fountain Jul 2010

An Investigation Of Successful Football Bowl Subdivision Coaches And The Disproportional Academic Achievement Of Their White And African-American Football Players, Peter Finley, Jeffrey Fountain

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The purpose of this study was to identify and discuss the coaches and programs that have been successful on the field over the past five years, qualifying for bowl game participation, while simultaneously having low graduation rates for African-American players. The contractual incentives for athletic and academic achievement included in the coaches’ contracts are also presented for discussion purposes.