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BeschreibungThis book highlights the struggles of a group of young African-American males in their pursuit of a higher education. In their own words, these young men describe the obstacles which they encounter and the challenges they must face in order to prepare themselves for entry into college. Research has shown that having access to college information and resources is important for students to gain access to higher education; yet African-American males continue to have disproportionately high drop-out rates from high school as compared to other ethnic groups. The TRIO Upward program has assisted thousands of low-income and first-generation students prepare for and successfully complete a higher education.
PortraitDr. Scott W. Thayer has been an advocate for historically underrepresented students throughout his professional career. Dr. Thayer received his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Community College Administration from the University of Southern California focusing on African-American male achievement. He completed his Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from Point Loma Nazarene University in California, his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and his Associate of Arts degree from Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN.
Untertitel: The Impact of a TRIO Upward Bound Program on the Academic Achievement of African-American Male Students. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 184 Seiten