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Journal Article: African American educators' perspectives on the advanced placement opportunity gap

Journal Article » African American educators' perspectives on the advanced placement opportunity gap

Categories

Blacks, Educational Placement, Equal Education, High School, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes

Authors

DeVance Taliaferro, Jocelyn; DeCuir-Gunby, Jessica T.

Published

2008, Jun

Abstract

This study examines perspectives of educators on the advanced placement opportunity gap for African American students. Using interviews with 11 educators from 10 high schools, we explored their perceptions regarding the impact of a local academic achievement program on the enrollment of African American students in honors and advanced placement courses. Results of the analysis suggest that there is a perceived and real gap in the participation of African American students in AP courses. Findings also revealed that educators were concerned about the lack of access for African American students to AP courses. Further, issues of belonging and operational citizenship within the school environment were raised. Recommendations for pedagogical techniques are presented as well as suggestions for future research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA ) (journal abstract)

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