Understanding High-Achieving African American Students_ A Quantit.pdf

Understanding High-Achieving African American Students_ A Quantit.pdf

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Grand Valley State University [email protected] Masters Theses Graduate Research and Creative Practice 4-2013 Understanding High-Achieving African American Students: A Quantitative Study at Grand Valley State University John A. Gipson Jr. Grand Valley State University Follow this and additional works at: This Thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the Graduate Research and Creative Practice at [email protected] It has been accepted for inclusion in Masters Theses by an authorized administrator of [email protected] For more information, please contact [email protected] . Recommended Citation Gipson, John A. Jr., "Understanding High-Achieving African American Students: A Quantitative Study at Grand Valley State University" (2013). Masters Theses . 44.
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Understanding High-Achieving African American Students: A Quantitative Study at Grand Valley State University John A. Gipson Jr. A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Degree of Master of Education College of Education April 2013
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3 Acknowledgements Foremost, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my thesis advisor, Dr. Jay Cooper, for his guidance and support throughout this project. I would also like to thank Dr. Donald Mitchell and Dr. Christopher Hanks for assisting in my study and serving on my thesis committee. Secondly, I would like to thank my family and friends for all of their assistance throughout my educational experience. I would like to thank my partner, Meghan Brown, for all of her encouragement throughout my graduate studies and for lending proofreading support throughout my career. Third, I would like to thank Mr. Thomas Owens, Dr. Bart Merkle, and Dr. Elaine Collins for their guidance throughout my time with Grand Valley State University. In addition, I would like to thank the Statistical Consulting Center for assisting me with the development of my survey instrument. Lastly, I would like to thank all of my fellow colleagues within the College of Education and the CSAL program. Without the support of all of these individuals, this project would not have been possible.
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