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Degree Perseverance Among African Americans Transitioning from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs)

Abstract This study investigates degree perseverance among African Americans who transitioned from an undergraduate music program at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). A framework based on Bourdieu’s cultural capital theory and Yosso’s community cultural wealth theory was employed to examine how academic, cultural, and social aspects of participants’ undergraduate and graduate school experiences influenced their perseverance. Because those aspects are intricately intertwined with race, I also employed critical race theory and double consciousness theory, and used Angela Duckworth’s Grit Scale to measure degree perseverance.

Eight African American male instrumental music educators particip... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor McCall, Joyce Marie (Author) / Schmidt, Margaret E (Advisor) / Oldani, Robert (Committee member) / Tobias, Evan (Committee member) / Stauffer, Sandra (Committee member) / Sullivan, Jill (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music education / Sociology / Psychology / African Americans in Music / Community cultural wealth theory / Critical race theory / Cultural capital theory / Double consciousness theory / HBCUs and PWIs
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 341 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music Education 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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