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Author LinkPalmer, Robert T.,author.
Title LinkBlack male collegians : increasing access, retention, and persistence in higher education / Robert T. Palmer, J. Luke Wood, T. Elon Dancy II, Terrell L. Strayhorn.
Distribution San Francisco, California : Jossey-Bass, [2014]
Description xv, 147 pages ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( ASHE higher education report, ;ISSN:1554-6306 ; ; v. 40, no. 3 )
Series ( ASHE higher education report; v. 40, no. 3.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-134) and index.
Contents Incomplete contents:Contextualizing the experiences of black men in society and education : setting the foundation -- Getting to college factors affecting black male achievement in schools and the educational pipeline -- Factors critical to the access and success of black men in postsecondary education -- Implications for future research, policy, and practice.
Summary Improving college access and success among Black males has garnered tremendous attention. Many social scientists have noted that Black men account for only 4.3% of the total enrollment at 4-year postsecondary institutions in the United States, the same percentage now as in 1976. Furthermore, two thirds of Black men who start college never finish. The lack of progress among Black men in higher education has caused researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to become increasingly focused on ways to increase their access and success. Offering recommendations and strategies to help advance success among Black males, this monograph provides a comprehensive synthesis and analysis of factors that promote the access, retention, and persistence of Black men at diverse institutional types (e.g., historically Black colleges and universities, predominantly White institutions, and community colleges). It delineates institutional policies, programs, practices, and other factors that encourage the success of Black men in postsecondary education. - Back cover
Subject LinkCommunity and college.
LinkEducation, Higher.
LinkUniversities and colleges.
LinkAfrican Americans -- Education (Higher)
LinkAfrican American college students.
Add.Author LinkWood, J. Luke, 1982- author.
LinkDancy, T. Elon, author.
LinkStrayhorn, Terrell L., author.

System Number 000682111
ISBN Link9781118941652

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