It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know: An Examination of the Role of Social Capital has on the Experiences of African American Males during Their First Semester of College
Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Education Leaders (IDPEL)
School of Education
Black, Males, Social, Capital
The purpose of this qualitative study was to learn about the role social capital has on the experiences of African American males during their first semester of college. This study was guided by the writings of James Coleman. Throughout the study, I examined the experiences of four African American males in order to gain deeper understandings of how their families, prior schooling, communities in which they were raised, and experiences during their first semester of college were affected by affected by social capital. The findings suggest social capital facilitates productive educational experiences for students as they transition from high school to college. Informed by these findings, I present several implications for future research recommendations.
Sanders-Woods, T. (2009). It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know: An Examination of the Role of Social Capital has on the Experiences of African American Males during Their First Semester of College (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1621