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An Examination Of The Relationship Between Sports Participation And Financial Accessibility For First-Generation African-American Students At Selected Mississippi Colleges And Universities, Theresa Rash May 2020

An Examination Of The Relationship Between Sports Participation And Financial Accessibility For First-Generation African-American Students At Selected Mississippi Colleges And Universities, Theresa Rash

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First-generation students, and particularly African Americans, are historically underserved in terms of college access and success. During college, they often carry greater financial responsibilities and remain less likely to be engaged in activities, both academic and social, that promote academic success. Becoming a collegiate athlete may increase a student’s financial capacity to successfully complete college.

This study examined whether being a collegiate athlete was related to greater college financial accessibility, particularly for first-generation students. The study included 537 undergraduate African-American students from 5 Mississippi colleges and universities. I hypothesized that (1) athletic status is related to college financial accessibility for …


Leadership Experiences Of Male African-American Secondary Urban Principals: The Impact Of Beliefs, Values And Experiences On School Leadership Practices, Gregory D. Henderson Jan 2008

Leadership Experiences Of Male African-American Secondary Urban Principals: The Impact Of Beliefs, Values And Experiences On School Leadership Practices, Gregory D. Henderson

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Uneasiness about leading ethnically diverse urban schools implies that principals of color may have an important role in accomplishing their schools' goals. Findings from this study revealed that in areas of image administration and relationship development African-American principals and European American principals in urban schools perceive their principals' leadership in a different way. Results revealed that (a) African-American male principals were critical in creating an inclusive school among groups of ethnically diverse groups of students (b) due to their racial affiliation, African-American principals played an important role in mentoring and providing an atmosphere of love and support and (c) African-American …


The Race Gap: Education Of Black Youth In Boston, Alix Cantave Ph.D., Cheryl Holmes Ph.D., Barbara Lewis Ph.D. Dec 2007

The Race Gap: Education Of Black Youth In Boston, Alix Cantave Ph.D., Cheryl Holmes Ph.D., Barbara Lewis Ph.D.

William Monroe Trotter Institute Publications

On April 23, 2007, The William Monroe Trotter Institute held a Roundtable convening more than fifty individuals at UMass Boston for a two-hour conversation on the education of black children in Boston. Roundtable attendees represented a balanced mix of professional and lay persons, including educators, advocates, academics, elected officials and policymakers, and donors. Attendees included the Suffolk County Sheriff, the Acting Superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS), and the president of the Boston Teacher’s Union.


Wisdom Of The Oppressed: Stirring The Voices Of Successful African-American Men, Lois Merriweather Moore Jan 2002

Wisdom Of The Oppressed: Stirring The Voices Of Successful African-American Men, Lois Merriweather Moore

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African-American Students In Higher Education: Attitudes And Perceptions That Relate To Persistence, Frances L Ford Mccullough Jan 1998

African-American Students In Higher Education: Attitudes And Perceptions That Relate To Persistence, Frances L Ford Mccullough

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