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Institutional seriousness concerning Black male student engagement: Necessary conditions and collaborative partnerships
Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations (2009)
  • Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Abstract

In this chapter I review recent research and highlight findings from national survey data that justify the need for institutional seriousness concerning Black male student engagement. Although some literature I review seemingly attributes problems to the expenditure of student time and effort, I firmly believe that much of what I describe is a byproduct of institutional negligence in fostering conditions and environments that compel Black males to take advantage of resources and engagement opportunities. These issues are placed in a multidimensional theoretical framework, which informs the necessary conditions and collaborative partnership ideas I present at the end of the chapter.

The book in which this chapter is published can be purchased at:

http://www.routledgeeducation.com/books/Student-Engagement-in-Higher-Education-isbn9780415988513

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Publication Date
2009
Editor
Shaun R. Harper and Stephen John Quaye
Citation Information
Harper, S. R. (2009). Institutional seriousness concerning Black male student engagement: Necessary conditions and collaborative partnerships. In S. R. Harper & S. J. Quaye (Eds.), Student engagement in higher education: Theoretical perspectives and practical approaches for diverse populations (pp. 137-156). New York: Routledge.