Experiences of African American Community College Male Students:. How They Make Meaning of Experiences and Make Decisions on Persistence By Talbert Myers March 27, 2007. INTRODUCTION. Problem Statement:
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Experiences of African AmericanCommunity College Male Students:
How They Make Meaning of Experiences
and Make Decisions on Persistence
March 27, 2007
The problem that this research study addresses is the extremely low retention rates or the persistence of African American male students in community colleges.
The purpose of the study is two fold:
Critical Race Theory (CRT):
1. race continues as significant factor for inequality in the U.S.
2. property rights is the basis for U.S. society.
3. property and education relate explicitly and implicitly.
(Ladson-Billings & Tate IV, 1995)
1. centrality of race and racism relative to subordination
2. challenge dominant ideology
3. commitment to social justice
4. centrality of experiential knowledge
5. transdisciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective
(Solorzano & Yosso, 2001)
Qualitative Paradigm: Rationale
Narrative Inquiry: Rationale
Data Collection: Rationale