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Academic achievement and the community college: Perspectives of Black male students on the importance of ‘focus’

@article{Wood2014AcademicAA,
  title={Academic achievement and the community college: Perspectives of Black male students on the importance of ‘focus’},
  author={J. L. Wood and R. Palmer},
  journal={The College Student Affairs Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={32},
  pages={141-154}
}
Black male achievement in the community college has been a topic of increasing interest in recent years (Bush, 2004, Bush & Bush, 2010; Flowers, 2006; Perrakis, 2008; Wood & Palmer, 2012). This interest is evidenced by the proliferation of Black (and minority) male initiatives in community colleges (Wood, 2012; Wood & Turner, 2011). Though community college leaders remain concerned about issues of student performance in the areas of enrollment, persistence, and graduation, there is also a need… Expand
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