African American Students’ Career and College Readiness: The Journey Unraveled explores the historical, legal, and socio-political issues of education affecting African American students and their career and college readiness. Each chapter has been written based on the authors’ experience and passion for the success of students in the African American population. Some of the chapters will appear to be written in a more conversational and idiomatic tone, whereas others are presented in a more erudite format. Each chapter, however, presents a contextual portrayal of the contemporary, and often dysfunctional, pattern of society’s approach to supporting this population. Contributors also present progressive paradigms for future achievements.
Through the pages of this book, readers will understand and hopefully appreciate what can be done to promote positive college bound self-efficacy, procurement of resources in the high school to college transition, exposure and access to college possibilities, and implications for practice in school counseling, education leadership, and higher education.
Lexington Books; October 2015
- ISBN 9781498506878
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- Title: African American Students’ Career and College Readiness
- Author: Jennifer R. Curry (ed.); M. Ann Shillingford (ed.); Brandee Appling (contrib.); Elizabeth Auguste (contrib.); Christopher T. Belser (contrib.); Tristen Bergholtz (contrib.); Eric M. Brown (contrib.); S. Kent Butler (contrib.); Ashley Churblock (contrib.); Jennifer Riedl Cross (contrib.); Tracy L. Cross (contrib.); Jennifer R. Curry (contrib.); Jessica Exkano (contrib.); Andrea Dawn Frazier (contrib.); Michael T. Garrett (contrib.); Pamela N. Harris (contrib.); Dana C. Hart (contrib.); Natoya Haskins (contrib.); Nicole R. Hill (contrib.); D’Jalon J. Jackson (contrib.); Shandricka E. Jackson (contrib.); J. Richelle Joe (contrib.); Brian Kooyman (contrib.); Michele Lopez (contrib.); Berlisha Morton (contrib.); M. Ann Shillingford (contrib.); Lauren Treacy (contrib.); Linwood Vereen (contrib.); Amy E. Williams (contrib.); Williams, Cyrus R., III (contrib.)
Imprint: Lexington Books
In The Press
This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the issues undergirding African American students’ vocational and collegiate success. The chapter authors cite current scholarship in the areas of STEM, special education, and educational policy to critically analyze the environmental influences affecting these students’ career readiness and offer evidence-based solutions for school personnel and policy-makers. A must for school counselors, in particular.
About The Author
Jennifer R. Curry is associate dean for Programs and Services and associate professor in the counselor education program at Louisiana State University.
M. Ann Shillingford is assistant professor of counselor education at the College of William & Mary.