Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership and Curriculum
Rodriguez, Louie F.
This study seeks to counter the social narrative that African Americans resist schooling by examining African American post baccalaureate college students that have developed a passion for learning as demonstrated in their persistence and motivations to enter the teaching profession. Racially correlated disparities prevalent in standardized test scores, high school dropout rates and college eligibility remain one of the most pervasive educational dilemmas facing public schools across the nation. African Americans are identified as significantly under performing when compared to the average performance of white students.
Scott, Sonya Victoria, "Post-oppositional culture theory: Counter narratives of African American preservice teachers" (2013). Theses Digitization Project. 3970.