Homeschoolers: Experiences of African American Male Students A Phenomenological Study

Jasmine D Williams


This article reports on findings from a study which examined experiences affecting the academic success of African American male students at a University.  Specifically, this study sought to determine students’ experiences of homeschooling as they relate to improving academic success.  Data was collected at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) located in the southern part of the United States.  Through semi-structured interviews with four participants, this study identified three specific experiences that contributed to homeschoolers’ academic success: 1) Homeschooling as nurturing; 2) Homeschooling as journey of self-discovery; and 3) Homeschooling as reinforcement of cultural pride.  The study findings provide an insight into the African American homeschooling experience that is absent in the current literature.




Keywords:  African American students, homeschooling, Afrocentricity, cultural pride

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