AN EXAMINATION OF CAREER ACADAMIES AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE DROPOUT CRISIS

dc.contributor.advisorRolle, R. Anthony
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMacNeil, Angus J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRangel, Virginia Snodgrass
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBlasingame, Natalie
dc.creatorBusby, Courtney N.
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-1476-0313
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-06T00:57:03Z
dc.date.available2016-09-06T00:57:03Z
dc.date.createdAugust 2016
dc.date.issued2016-08
dc.date.updated2016-09-06T00:57:03Z
dc.description.abstractA significant disparity exists between the overall dropout rate and the dropout rate for African American males. Research is limited in the area of incorporating programs and initiatives that inspire the aforementioned group to achieve high school completion. The purpose of this study was to examine the differences that exist in the dropout rates for African American males enrolled in career academies and African American males not enrolled in career academies. A sample size of 641 participants with data available for the 2011-2012 school year and the 2014-2015 school year was randomly selected consisting of African American male students enrolled in career academies and African American male students not enrolled in career academies. The data sources used to collect the quantitative data for this study were archival in nature and retrieved from an available sample. A two-tailed t-test was then used to compare the two groups’ graduation rates, attendance rates, and grade point averages. With respect to the central research question of this investigation, the graduation rates of African American males who were enrolled in a career academy were statistically significantly higher than were the graduation rates of African American males who were not enrolled in a career academy.
dc.description.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studies, Department of
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/1539
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsThe author of this work is the copyright owner. UH Libraries and the Texas Digital Library have their permission to store and provide access to this work. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation of this work is prohibited except with permission of the author(s).
dc.subjectAfrican American males
dc.subjectDropouts
dc.subjectCrisis
dc.subjectCareer Academies
dc.titleAN EXAMINATION OF CAREER ACADAMIES AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE DROPOUT CRISIS
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Education
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studies, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplineProfessional Leadership
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Education

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