Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

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First Advisor

Yvette Daniel



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The purpose of this research was to examine the post-secondary aspirations of Black students in Windsor. The research was conducted in two community centres in Windsor. A Mixed-Methods methodology was used because this approach involves collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data which would allow for broader, more in-depth analysis of the findings. The subjects consisted of 29 high school students (15 male, 14 female) from grade 9 to grade 12. Through the use of a questionnaire administered to Black students of various cultural backgrounds, this research examined various factors which influence these students in deciding whether or not to pursue post-secondary education.

Ninety-six percent of the participants expressed career goals that require them to pursue a post secondary education. Specific factors that would support or impede their decision include personal goals, encouragement from family and school, finances, cultural and family expectations, grade point average and level of study.