Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Human Sciences and Education
The purpose of this intrinsic case study was to examine the career choices and experiences of African American male teachers in secondary grade settings. Participants included 17 African American males who taught core subjects at varying grade levels. All participants worked at schools in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, metropolitan area. The main source of data collection was completed through semistructured interviews with 17 African American male teachers. I arranged to visit the different schools and address all potential teachers interested in participating in this study. Additionally, I contacted all interested subjects through email. The findings provided important information related to improving the percentage of African American educators. The case study was framed by critical race theory, antideficit achievement theory, and career choice framework.
Graham, Anthony Wayne Jr, "A Case Study of the Underrepresentation of African American Male Educators: Career Choices and Experiences in Secondary Schools" (2022). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 5811.