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dc.contributor.advisorArmstrong, Sonya L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Concetta A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T21:16:21Z
dc.date.available2017-08-02T21:16:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17772
dc.descriptionAdvisors: Sonya L. Armstrong.en_US
dc.descriptionCommittee members: LaVerne Gyant; William Pitney; Norman Stahl.en_US
dc.description.abstractThrough the use of critical qualitative methodology, this dissertation explored faculty beliefs at an urban, minority-serving institution regarding the ability of African American first-time, full-time freshmen to interpret social cues in higher education contexts. Specifically, this study examined [1] faculty-student interaction as a process of socialization for students and [2] how faculty members teach students to interpret or read social cues as they relate to higher education contexts. The definition of literacy is considered in broad terms as a transaction between a reader and either the spoken word or a given context (verbal and nonverbal).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis examination found that participants: [1] lean toward a deficit approach when discussing their students' abilities, [2] compared the younger students' abilities to the older students, [3] differ in what they say they do and what they might actually do when faced with a social scenario, and [4] arrived at teaching unintentionally or did not set out to be teacher when pursuing a degree. In the end, there is a need for higher education teacher training and more faculty development, at the college-level, before they enter the field.en_US
dc.format.extent272 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial skills--Study and teachingen_US
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American college students--Educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCollege teachers--Training ofen_US
dc.subject.lcshTeacher educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American studiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshHigher educationen_US
dc.titleExploring faculty beliefs regarding teaching African American freshmen to interpret social cues at a minority-serving institutionen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Literacy and Elementary Educationen_US
dc.description.degreeEd.D. (Doctor of Education)en_US


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