A critical race examination of the racial academic achievement gap between African-American females and white students in the U.S.
The research question that is addressed is, how do four successful twelfth grade African-American students describe influential factors involved with accomplishing academic success? The factors, which I address, are (1) Role of Parents, (2) Student Engagement, (3) Curriculum Redevelopment, (4) After School Programs, and (5) Student-Teacher Relationship. This study focuses on the experiences of the academic achievement gap from African-American women's perspectives in the U.S. The research was done through a comparative case study that included critical autoethnography and interviews. Data is expressed through participants' voices, and analysis offers insights into their situations in schools and U.S. society.
Miller, Michelle, "A critical race examination of the racial academic achievement gap between African-American females and white students in the U.S." (2012). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2468.