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Biggs, Shirley A.; Musewe, Lucas O.; Harvey, Jean P. – Negro Educational Review, 2014
Our study examines the impact of adult mentoring on Black, under-resourced, urban, middle grade students. First, we explore impact of mentoring on grades earned in the context of a comprehensive program which included one-on-one mentoring and an array of out-of-school enrichment activities. We also examine the nature of mentor-mentee engagement…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Achievement, African American Students, Disproportionate Representation
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Wood, J. Luke; Harrison, John D. – Negro Educational Review, 2014
In this study we examined the college choice process for Black males attending community colleges. Using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study, findings indicated that Black males who attend community colleges select their institutions based upon having a degree in their chosen field, the coursework/curriculum, job placement record,…
Descriptors: College Choice, Community Colleges, African American Students, Males
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Graham, Anthony – Negro Educational Review, 2013
This investigation examined the Praxis I perceptions of Black undergraduate Education majors seeking admission into the Teacher Education Program at a historically Black university. Participants were 52 students conveniently selected from an Introduction to Teacher Education course where preparation for the Praxis I is emphasized. Academic…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Student Attitudes, Education Majors, College Applicants
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Tucker, Constance R.; Winsor, Denise L. – Negro Educational Review, 2013
In order to increase the number of health care providers in underserved communities, numerous efforts are being made to increase the number of Black students in the health professions. Research supports the idea that individuals from minority populations seek doctors of the same race or culture. In an effort to provide increased health care to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Persistence, Career Development
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Esters, Lorenzo L.; Strayhorn, Terrell L. – Negro Educational Review, 2013
Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) represent one of many types of institutions in the American system of higher education. Comparatively little attention has been given to the campus' executive leader, namely the president. Our study describes early twenty-first century contributions to and challenges of public land-grant…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Higher Education, College Presidents, Land Grant Universities
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Keck-Staley, Tracey Lavette – Negro Educational Review, 2010
Student learning in the mathematics classroom is described as being both social and personal. Students' prior knowledge (human capital), attitudes (personal capital), and social skills and/or cultural values (sociocultural capital) are personal components they bring into the classroom. The purpose of this instrumental case study was to explore (a)…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Values, Mathematics Instruction, Self Concept
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Palmer, Robert T.; Davis, Ryan J.; Maramba, Dina C. – Negro Educational Review, 2010
Both predominantly White institutions (PWIs) and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are experiencing low academic persistence rates of Black males. While researchers have focused on factors facilitating the retention and persistence for Black males at PWIs, a paucity of contemporary research has focused on the academic and social…
Descriptors: African American Students, Role Models, Black Colleges, Academic Persistence
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Woolley, Michael E.; Strutchens, Marilyn E.; Gilbert, Melissa C.; Martin, W. Gary – Negro Educational Review, 2010
Student self-report data from 933 Black middle school students and standardized mathematics test scores (SAT-10) were used to examine the relationship among student perceptions of teacher expectations and reform instructional practices, aspects of student motivation, and three student mathematics performance outcomes--time spent studying, expected…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Structural Equation Models, Mathematics Tests, Student Motivation
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Mensah, Felicia Moore – Negro Educational Review, 2009
Although the body of research that presents the stories of Black teachers is increasing and contributing to a more accurate portrait of their knowledge and practices, few of these studies provide portraits of Black teachers as content-specific experts. Using narrative research methods, this study reports findings of three Black secondary science…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), African American Teachers, Personal Narratives, Teaching Experience
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Uqdah, Aesha L.; Tyler, Kenneth M.; DeLoach, Chante – Negro Educational Review, 2009
The goal of this study is to explore the relationships between academic self-concept, perception of competency in related domains, and academic motivation (intrinsic, extrinsic, and amotivation), and reported anxiety and depression among Black American psychology graduate students. The major research question asks whether there is a relationship…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Incentives, Emotional Adjustment, Psychology
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Muhammad, Crystal Gafford; Dixson, Adrienne D. – Negro Educational Review, 2008
In life as in literature, both the mainstream public and the Black community writ large, overlook the Black female experiences, both adolescent and adult. In order to contribute to the knowledge base regarding this population, we present through our study a statistical portrait of Black females in high school. To do so, we present an analysis of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Females, Profiles, High School Students
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Lewis, Nicole; Frierson, Henry T.; Strayhorn, Terrell L.; Yang, Chongming; Tademy, Raymond – Negro Educational Review, 2008
While a growing body of literature documents the effectiveness of summer research programs in stimulating Black students' interest in graduate study, data are rarely disaggregated, resulting in a lack of knowledge of how subgroups of participants experience and benefit from program involvement. Moreover, given that Black students matriculating in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Research Projects, Black Colleges
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Tyler, Kenneth M.; Boelter, Christina M. – Negro Educational Review, 2008
Teachers' expectations are consistent predictors of performance outcomes for elementary, middle, and secondary students. However, the literature is not as clear in articulating exactly how teacher expectations influence such outcomes. Thus, the purpose of this study is to examine whether perceptions of teachers' expectations are predictive of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, African American Students, Middle School Students
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Wallace, John M., Jr.; Goodkind, Sara; Wallace, Cynthia M.; Bachman, Jerald G. – Negro Educational Review, 2008
Large nationally representative samples of White, Black, Hispanic, Asian American, and American Indian students were used in this study to examine current patterns and recent trends in racial, ethnic, and gender differences in school discipline from 1991 to 2005. Findings revealed that Black, Hispanic, and American Indian youth are slightly more…
Descriptors: Discipline, American Indians, Disproportionate Representation, Asian Americans
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Tatum, Kimberly M.; Nichols, Joyce Coleman; Ferguson, Fernaundra – Negro Educational Review, 2008
Preparation for and admission to law school is challenging for many students. For a number of years law schools have used criteria for admission that included school rankings and testing. Schools have been ranked by "The U. S. News and World Report" magazine and potential students have been tested with the Law School Admission Test…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Law Schools, Testing, Affirmative Action
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