Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Fort, Edward B.
Existing scholarship on self-concept and its relevance to personal agency in the classroom does not incorporate the lived experiences of African American middle school boys. Today, in the United States, only 10% of 8th grade African American boys can read proficiently (Holzman, 2011). This research study investigates the perceptions of seventeen middle school African American malesâ€™ classroom experiences to determine factors that contribute to their classroom engagement and personal agency. The study also illustrates that there is a significant need for greater selfâ€“identity and selfâ€“concept within the learning environment, which allows African American male students to selfâ€“actualize their sense of personal agency and thus, become agents in their own learning process.
Nash, DeVetta Holman, "Perception Analytics Of An In-Depth Observational Analysis Of 6Th Grade African American Male Studentsâ€™ Personal Agency" (2014). Dissertations. 90.