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Black Males In Programs For High Achievers At A Community College: Exploring The Qualitative Nature Of Academic Success

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2018
Abstract/Description:
Most of the literature concentrating on Black males, focuses on retention problems that have gone unresolved. The purpose of this study was to explore qualitatively the nature of the academic success of Black males in programs for high achievers at a community college. A detailed literature review was completed, focusing on educational themes such as motivation, high achievers, persistence, and honors programs. The theoretical framework used was GRIT developed by Duckworth (2007). The researcher used a six-step process as suggested by Moustakas (1994) to determine results. In addition, interviews were conducted with seven Black males who were defined as high achievers. The following six themes were identified from this phenomenology approach: supporting family, starting early, guilt, involvement, no failure, and academic success.
Title: Black Males In Programs For High Achievers At A Community College: Exploring The Qualitative Nature Of Academic Success.
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Name(s): Jones, Gerald, Author
Cintron Delgado, Rosa, Committee Chair
Owens, J. Thomas, Committee Member
Butler, Malcolm, Committee Member
Bosley, Michael, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Most of the literature concentrating on Black males, focuses on retention problems that have gone unresolved. The purpose of this study was to explore qualitatively the nature of the academic success of Black males in programs for high achievers at a community college. A detailed literature review was completed, focusing on educational themes such as motivation, high achievers, persistence, and honors programs. The theoretical framework used was GRIT developed by Duckworth (2007). The researcher used a six-step process as suggested by Moustakas (1994) to determine results. In addition, interviews were conducted with seven Black males who were defined as high achievers. The following six themes were identified from this phenomenology approach: supporting family, starting early, guilt, involvement, no failure, and academic success.
Identifier: CFE0007021 (IID), ucf:52040 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-05-01
Ed.D.
Education and Human Performance, Child, Family, and Community Sciences
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Academic Success -- Black Males -- Community Colleges
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007021
Restrictions on Access: campus 2019-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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