Career development of African American male high school principals
Humphrey, Dennis Leroy
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The purpose of this study was to undersetlaonpd metnhte ocfa rAeferri cdeanv American male high school principals. eTsheraerec hpe quertisnteinotn sr were addressed in this study: 1). What are the personal backgrlouunend cef atctheor cs atrehaetr deinfvelopment of African American male high school princ iipnasltsi?t ut 2)io.n aWlh aatnd professional factors help shape the career development of Amfarliec ahin gAhm esrcihcoaonl principals? 3). What is the role of learning in the career deavn elAomeprmeincta no fm alAefr hiicgh school principals? A basic qualitative research design wasi cusane d.Am e rTiwcealnve hi Agfhr school principals were interviewed. The constant comparattiav ea nmaeltyhosisd owaf sda employed to uncover themes from the transcripts. The findings of the study were: personal, biansckgrtitouuntid onfaalc taonrd sprofessional factors, and the role of blaecakgrrniong.und fPaecrtsoornsa lincluded a supportnetwork which was inclusive of fa mhialviy ng andt hfer igoenadsl ;to become a principal; and the personal confidence too f dtoh et hpae rjtoibc iopaf nhitsg h school principal. Three institutional and professional fnatc:t or guis wdaernce ei mfporormt amentors; encouragement from colleagues; and the peicracne ptAmieorn ictahan tm aAlfres as principals are good disciplinarians. The role of learning in influencing the ocfa rteheers ede Avferliocpmane nAtm erican male high school principals included both lf olremaarlni ang.nd iTnfheo rfmoarmal learning encompassed the participant’s educationa li nsprteipaturtaitoino nt hiant aonffered degree programs. The overall degree programs iduaas lw ecllla sasse si nwdiitvhin the program were influential to these African Americanl mpralien chiipaghl ss.c hTohoe informal learning included on-the-job experiences, self dire crteead dilneg,ar nianng d pathrrtoiughcipation in workshops and seminars. The findings of this study indicate thutre et hceo nccalruseeiro ndes vaebloopment of African American male high school prioncmei pfaalcst.o rFsi rasrte, ssimilar to prominent factors in the career development li tae rfaetwur fea.c t oSresc oanrd,e unique to the career development of African American male pryi nacriepa tlhsa ta ntd het hpee rception that they have strong disciplinary skills, that they throaldd itmieomnbealrlsyhi Bpsla cik n Greek Letter Organizations such as fraternities, eanntd ortehd at byth eoyt haerre Amfrican Americans. Third, formal and informal learning help tveo lsohpampeen tt hoef cAafrreiecra nde American principals.