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Acknowledging the disparity between the number of African American high school students who aspire toward higher education and the number who actually attend, this book uncovers factors that influence African American students’ decisions regarding college. Kassie Freeman brings new insights to the current body of research on African Americans and higher education by examining the impact that family, school, community, and home have in the decision-making process. She explores specific factors that contribute to a student’s predisposition toward higher education, including gender, economics, and high school curriculum, and seeks to bridge the gap in understanding why aspiration does not immediately translate into participation. Educators and policy makers interested in increasing African American students’ participation in higher education will benefit from the exploration of this paradox.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Cover
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. vii
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  1. ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. p. ix
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xix-xxiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xxv
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  1. INTRODUCTION: The Puzzle of College Aspirations versus Attendance
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. Part One: Familial and Individual Influences
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  1. 1. The Influence of Family
  2. pp. 11-19
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  1. 2. Turning Point: When Decisions are Made
  2. pp. 21-31
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  1. 3. Gender Issues: The College Choice Process of African American Females and Males
  2. pp. 33-40
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  1. 4. Economic Expectation and College Choice
  2. pp. 41-47
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  1. Part Two School Influences
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  1. 5. Curriculum Issues and Choice
  2. pp. 51-58
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  1. 6. Channeling Long and Wrong
  2. pp. 59-67
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  1. 7. Decision Making by High School Type: High Schools Successful in Channeling
  2. pp. 69-79
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  1. 8. Selection of Higher Education Institution Type: HBCU or PWI?
  2. pp. 81-96
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  1. Part Three Putting the Puzzle Together
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  1. 9. Students Offer Solutions
  2. pp. 99-108
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  1. 10.The Case for Expanding the College Choice Model
  2. pp. 109-111
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  1. APPENDIX: Design of the Study
  2. pp. 113-117
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  1. REFERENCES
  2. pp. 119-126
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 127-132
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791484500
Print ISBN
9780791461914
MARC Record
OCLC
62745524
Pages
158
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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