The Civil Rights Project estimates that Black girls are among the least likely to graduate from high school. More specifically, only about half, or 56%, of freshman Black girls graduate with their class four years later. Beyond the statistics little is known about Black girls who drop out, why they leave school and what happens to them once they are gone. This study is a grounded theory analysis of the stories eight adult Black women told about dropping out of high school with a particular focus on how dropping out affected their lives as workers, mothers and returners to education.
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- Black Studies
- Education Policy
- Sociology Of Education
- Women, Black
- Dropping Out of High School
- Grounded theory
- Hyper Ghettoization
- Life Stories
- African American dropouts
- High school dropouts--United States.
- African American women--Education.
- African American women--Social conditions.
- African American women--Race identity.
- African American Women
- Women--United States--Identity.
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-169)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Educational leadership and policy studies