Guests at an Ivory Tower: The Challenges Black Students Experience While Attending a Predominantly White University
Brand: University Press of America

Guests at an Ivory Tower: The Challenges Black Students Experience While Attending a Predominantly White University

  • Publish Date: 2005-11-09
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Cherlyn A. Johnson

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In a year-long qualitative study, the author explored whether college-study-skills courses taken by a group of Black students could help them academically and socially integrate in a predominantly White private university. Using material from interviews and Vincent Tinto's theory of student departure, this book addresses Black students' initial academic struggles and study-skills courses and their triumphs and successes to survive socially in academic institutions.


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