Athletic Dream and the Black Male Student: Primary Prevention Implications for Counselors
Parmer, Twinet, Department of Counseling and Special Education
American Counseling Association
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Athletic dream; Athletics; African-American males; Results management process; African American athletes--education; Counseling in middle school education
This article examines how the desire to pursue a career in professional sports ( the Athletic Dream) has become a liability for many African-American male students. The schools cultivate this dream and fail to prepare students academically. Intervention by counselors using the results management process can work to provides a balance between academics and athletics.