African American Males In School And Society

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African American Males In School And Society

Author : Vernon C. Polite
ISBN : 0807738719
Genre : Education
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In this groundbreaking and timely volume Vernon Polite and James Davis have brought together the perspectives and research findings of eminent scholars who study the educational and social lives of African American males. The result is a volume that brims with new outlooks and viewpoints—a refreshing departure from pervasive and oftentimes stereotypical literature about the African American male experience—and gives the reader access to prevalent issues affecting this population today. Thoughtful attention is paid to broader outcomes such as educational attainment, job procurement, and quality of life. These topics are discussed against the backdrop of student background and schooling with an overall aim to improve the academic and social outcomes of this population. Chapters range from explorations into identifying giftedness and responsive teaching styles, to educating African American males in the suburbs. The contributors to this volume offer differing methodologies and foci to document how the social and educational worlds of African American males cross, and the editors suggest policy implications that derive from these studies. This eloquent, engaging, and accessible volume has much to offer its readers and is especially important to people concerned with the well-being of African American boys and men.
Category: Education

Black Male D

Author : Tyrone C. Howard
ISBN : 9780807772454
Genre : Education
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In his new book, the author of the bestseller Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools examines the chronic under-performance of African American males in U.S. schools. Citing a plethora of disturbing academic outcomes for Black males, this book focuses on the historical, structural, educational, psychological, emotional, and cultural factors that influence the teaching and learning process for this student population. Howard discusses the potential and promise of Black males by highlighting their voices to generate new insights, create new knowledge, and identify useful practices that can significantly improve the schooling experiences and life chances of Black males. Howard calls for a paradigm shift in how we think about, teach, and study Black males. Book Features: Examines current structures, ideologies, and practices that both help and hinder the educational and social prospects of Black males. Translates frequently cited theoretical principles into research-based classroom practice. Documents teacher-student interactions, student viewpoints, and discusses the troubling role that sports plays in the lives of many Black males. Highlights voices and perspectives from Black male students about ways to improve their schooling experiences and outcomes. Identifies community-based programs that are helping Black males succeed. “Howard is more than a reformer. He seeks to dismantle a system that stifles dreams, devours hopes, and destroys opportunities. . . . He offers us a road map for how to do this and an invitation to join him in this venture. Let us hope that more than a few of those who read this book will enthusiastically accept his offer and join him in this important work.” —From the Foreword by Pedro A. Noguera, New York University “Black Male(d) is a timely, masterfully crafted contribution to an important conversation about one of our nation’s most misunderstood populations. Anyone who is troubled by the status of Black boys in schools and society will find much that is useful in this book. The author’s brilliance is apparent and praiseworthy.” —Shaun R. Harper, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, University of Pennsylvania “This book pushes educators to not only know more but to do more on behalf of Black males. This is the book that shows us how to reform practices, policies, and places in order to improve the human condition of Black males. Howard reminds us all that we absolutely must do better—our children’s lives depend on it!” —H. Richard Milner IV, Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh Tyrone C. Howard is professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
Category: Education

Advancing Educational Productivity

Author : Susan J. Paik
ISBN : UOM:39015060051813
Genre : Education
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Eleven American academics and researchers contribute ten chapters illustrating how large-scaled, empirical studies can inform efforts to gain insight and improve educational productivity. Each chapter demonstrates creative exploitation of valuable national and international databases to explore ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of sc
Category: Education

Social Work With African American Males

Author : Waldo E. Johnson Jr.
ISBN : 0199718199
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 76.70 MB
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African American males have never fared as poorly as they do currently on a number of social indicators. They are less likely to complete high school than their white male and female or African American female peers, they are more likely to exhibit depressive symptoms, and they have fewer sanctioned coping strategies. Arguably, no other group in American society has been more maligned, regularly faced with tremendous odds that uniquely threaten their existence. When they do receive education, mental health, and physical health services, it is often in correctional settings. They are marginalized in public policies on secondary and higher education attainment, marriage and parental expectations, public welfare, health, housing, and community development. Yet they remain overlooked in health and social science research and are stereotyped in the popular media. Taking a step back from the traditionally myopic view of African American males as criminals and hustlers, this groundbreaking book provides a more nuanced and realistic portrait of their experiences in the world. Chapter authors, both established and emerging scholars of social problems relevant to African Americans, offer a comprehensive overview of the social and economic data on black males to date and the significant issues that affect them from adolescence to adulthood. Via in-depth qualitiative interviews as well as comprehensive surveys and data sets, their physical, mental, and spiritual health and emerging family roles are considered within both individual and communal contexts. Chapters cover health issues such as HIV and depression; fatherhood and family roles; suicide; violence; academic achievement; and incarceration. With original research and a special eye toward enhancing social work and social welfare intervention practice with this often overlooked subpopulation of American society, this volume will be of great interest to researchers interested in African American issues, students, practitioners, and policy makers.
Category: Social Science

Adolescence

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ISBN : UOM:39015045464883
Genre : Adolescence
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Category: Adolescence

Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261941
Genre : Bibliography
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Category: Bibliography

Middle School Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105016740446
Genre : Middle schools
File Size : 64.8 MB
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Category: Middle schools

Society And Education

Author : Daniel U. Levine
ISBN : UCSC:32106011800510
Genre : Cultural pluralism
File Size : 85.82 MB
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The Ninth Edition of "Society and Education "continues its tradition of incorporating forward-looking material. Reflecting both recent developments and long-range trends involving the relationships between education and other social institutions, it continues to provide a balanced treatment of controversial issues -- in sufficient depth to help readers understand complicated and important topics to current and future teachers and administrators.
Category: Cultural pluralism

Improving Schools For African American Students

Author : Sheryl Denbo
ISBN : UCSC:32106011326771
Genre : Education
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The articles in this anthology were selected to provide concerned education leaders with a better understanding of how they can support high levels of academic achievement and social development for African American children and youth.
Category: Education

Youth Gangs In American Society

Author : Randall G. Shelden
ISBN : UOM:39015031878765
Genre : Gangs
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This comprehensive book, based on current research findings, examines the issues surroundings troubled youth. The authors provide historical, structural, and cultural context for analyzing gang members. They also furnish strategies on how to respond to the problems of gangs in America, from a community to a national level. 15 illustrations.
Category: Gangs