Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

8-9-2018

Journal or Book Title

American Educational Research Journal

DOI

10.3102/0002831218789595

Abstract

Black men, underrepresented in engineering, constitute a missing segment of the population who could contribute to the global knowledge economy. To address this national concern, stakeholders need additional research on strategies that aid in Black men’s persistence. This study explores the experiences of 30 Black men in engineering graduate programs. Three factors are identified as helping them persist from year to year, and in many cases through completion of the doctorate: the role of family, spirituality and faith-based community, and undergraduate mentors. The article concludes with implications for future research and professional practice that may improve the experiences of Black men in engineering graduate programs, which may also increase the chances that they will remain in the engineering workforce.

Comments

This accepted article is published as Burt, B.A., Williams, K.L., Palmer, G.J.M., It Takes a Village: The Role of Emic and Etic Adaptive Strengths in the Persistence of Black Men in Engineering Graduate Programs. American Educational Research Journal. 2018. Doi: 10.3102/0002831218789595. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Sage Journals

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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