The Possible Selves of High-Ability African Males Attending a Residential High School for Highly Able Youth
Journal for the Education of the Gifted
This study explored the possible selves of high-ability African American males attending a specialized school for high-ability students. To this end, interviews were conducted with nine students. Results provided details about the hoped-for and feared selves the young men envisioned as well as the strategies these youth utilized to realize and avoid these possibilities for their future. The interviews also demonstrated the impact of family, the specialized school’s culture, their neighborhoods, and racism on the possibilities the young men envisioned for themselves. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
Frazier, Andrea Dawn, "The Possible Selves of High-Ability African Males Attending a Residential High School for Highly Able Youth" (2012). Faculty Bibliography. 2281.