Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

4-3-2018

Journal or Book Title

American Educational Research Journal

First Page

1

Last Page

42

DOI

10.3102/0002831218763587

Abstract

While much is known about how Black students negotiate and navigate undergraduate studies, there is a dearth of research on what happens when these students enter graduate school. This article presents the results of a study of 21 Black male graduate students in engineering from one highly ranked research-intensive institution. This article provides evidence of structurally racialized policies within the engineering college (e.g., admissions) and racialized and gendered interactions with peers and advisors that threaten Black males’ persistence in engineering. We argue for taking an anti-deficit approach to understanding Black males’ persistence in engineering. We conclude with implications for policy, practice, and research that could further improve the scholarship and experiences of Black males in engineering graduate programs.

Comments

This article is published as Burt,B.A., Williams, K.L., Smith, W.A., Into the Storm: Ecological and Sociaolgical Impediments to Black Males' Persistence in Engineering Graduate Programs. American Educational Research Journal; 2018; 1–42 DOI: 10.3102/0002831218763587. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

AERA

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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