Encouraging Recruitment and Retention of Black Males in STEM Fields
The purpose of our study is to develop a social support network and study skills curriculum that will encourage Black males to select STEM majors and careers. In addition, we want to identify processes and resources to support their retention and persistence. The research team developed a focus group questionnaire based on the literature centering on the factors affecting Black male’s success in STEM fields. Two Black student researchers conducted three focus groups attended by 41 Black male KSU students. Several themes emerged from these data providing valuable insight for teachers interested in increasing Black male academic success.
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