African American Students Research Proposal by cee-cee

African American Students
A research proposal to identify the factors that affect the academic achievement of African-American students and specifically the structural barriers or factors that negatively affect their achievement.
# 107786 | 2,478 words | 15 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 12, 2008 in African-American Studies (General) , Education (Multiculturalism)

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The paper discusses a research proposal focused upon the academic achievement of African-American students and what may be done by educators to promote academic achievement among these students. The research takes a close look at cultural issues, community issues, family and ethnic issues and then reviews the methods traditionally used by educators in providing instruction to this set of students. The paper states that this research proposes addressing the all-encompassing factors after having identified those that have an effect upon the academic achievement of these specific students.

Statement / Background of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Research Questions
Review of Literature
Definition or Terms of the Study
Research Design & Procedures
Research Design & Theoretical Framework
Anticipated Ethical Issues
Significance of the Study
Expected Outcomes
Timeline and Appendices

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Codjoe, H.M. (2001) Fighting a 'Public Enemy' of Black Academic Achievement-the persistence of racism and the school experiences of Black students in Canada. Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Education. Vol. 4. No. 4 2001 December.
  • Denbo, Sheryl J.;and Beaulieu, Lynson Moore (2002) Improving Schools for African American Students: A Reader for Educational Leaders. Online available: - Springfield, Illinois.
  • Farrington, C.A. (2006) Removing Structural Barriers to Academic Achievement in High Schools: An Innovative Model. American Educational and Research Association Annual Meeting. 10 April 2006. San Francisco, California. Online available at:
  • Flowers, L. A., Milner, H. R., & Moore, J. L., III. (2003). Effects of locus control on African American high school seniors' educational aspirations: Implications for preservice and inservice high school teachers and Counselors. The High School Journal, 87, 39-50.
  • Grantham, T. C., & Ford, D. Y. (2003). Beyond self-concept and self-esteem for African American students: Improving racial identity improves achievement. The High School Journal, 87, 18-29.

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APA Format

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MLA Format

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