Low African-American Student Enrollment in the Post Secondary Vocational Education Step II Program: A Study of Motivational Factors

Publication Year:
2007
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Repository URL:
https://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/etd_all/101
Author(s):
Goldstein, Victor
Tags:
Department of Teacher Education; Post Secondary African-American Vocational Education Students; Motivation; Community College; Vocational Education In The U.S.; Social Growth; Cognitive Development; Self-Confidence; Intelligence; Achievement Motivation; Education; Department of Teacher Education; Post Secondary African-American Vocational Education Students; Motivation; Community College; Vocational Education In The U.S.; Social Growth; Cognitive Development; Self-Confidence; Intelligence; Achievement Motivation
thesis / dissertation description
A purposive literature review was used in this study to develop a knowledge base on motivational factors impacting enrollment of African-American students in postsecondary vocational education program specifically in the STEP II program. This study examined books, articles, reports, and data from student interviews to understand what motivational factors influence decisions. It was found that low enrollment of African- American students in post-secondary vocational education is not only dependent on motivational factors emanating from the students themselves, but also stem from the institutions that offer training programs.