New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2016, issue 150, P37-46 2016 DOI: 10.1002/ace.20184 View full text
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Richard Osborne, Joni Schwartz

Abstract: A common narrative in America and in many Black communities is that young men of color should choose college at any cost as a way of escaping poverty and moving on with their lives. And although much research does support this narrative, this chapter aims to problematize and muddy the waters by offering a counternarrative. From two embedded frameworks, self-directed learning and critical race theory, coauthors Richard and Joni dialogue around Richard' s choice "to not choose college." Richard is the insider; …

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