Recruiting and retaining gifted black students in stem majors: Implications for college counselors

Malik S. Henfield, Janice A. Byrd

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The need to increase the number of ethnic minority students, including Black students, graduating from colleges with postsecondary degrees in STEM areas is quite popular in public discourse. Unfortunately, Black students' oftentimes experience unique postsecondary issues that make reaching such a goal quite difficult. It makes sense that college counselors, given their role on campuses around the country, would be involved in any intervention designed to increase Black students' representation in STEM majors. To that end, the purpose of this chapter is to detail some of the factors related relatively low numbers of Black students majoring in STEM and interventions college counselors can employ to help them overcome said factors and prepare for success in STEM majors en route to graduating with STEM bachelor's degrees and subsequent careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGifted Education
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Perspectives and Issues
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781783507412
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Special Education
ISSN (Print)0270-4013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology


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