Overcoming Adversity: Why Do African American Males Drop Out of High School? (Paperback)

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Overcoming Adversity: Why Do African American Males Drop Out of High School? (Paperback)

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Overcoming Adversity answer questions about the complex nature of specific phenomena involving critical incidents perceived to be responsible for African American males dropping out of school.

Overcoming Adversity shares stories of thirteen African American males in Cobb County, Georgia. They each share their story and explain what led to their dropping out of school. In Overcoming Adversity, you will not only be amazed at the candor of each participant. You will also be equally impressed by their display of emotional and mental resilience in the face of the adversity they worked to overcome. Author and researcher, Dr. Geraldine Bryant, used the grounded theory conceptual framework to examine the information gathered from the participants. Using this process, she delved into the mind of each participant and learned they all experienced an action, interaction, or process that affected their aspirations and caused them to drop out of school. Data from the interviews were interwoven with a review of literature on the factors that impact African American males dropping out of school. Overcoming Adversity is for


  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Community stakeholders

who want to understand African American male's educational battle and the barriers that hinder them from completing high school. The readers will experience the participant's disappointments as they faced specific obstacles that led to them not fulfilling their dreams and aspirations. The research and participant's stories may provide guidance and directions for school and community leaders to help African American males stay in school and accomplish their goals.

Product Details ISBN: 9798713005511
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2021
Pages: 104
Language: English