African-American Males in High School
Examines causes for poor educational performance, possible solutions, role of teachers, learning & teaching styles, multiculturalism and racism.
# 13757 | 2,250 words | 17 sources | 1999 |
Published on Jul 01, 2003 in African-American Studies (Gender) , Education (Social Issues) , Education (Jr High/High School) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)
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From the Paper:"School failure among African American high school males is a complex issue. These students often drop out of school, not because of learning problems, but because of the consequences of behavior problems. For many African American students, high school represents an institution where unequal opportunity prevails.
Lawrence (1997) contends that white teachers who have more fully developed racial identities can help multicultural students to empower themselves, and thus stay in school. The author studied the experiences of teacher education students before and after they had received antiracist training. Before the training, the teacher education students were reluctant to learn about racism, their white privilege, and their participation in the ideology of Whiteness. When these teachers had wide latitude.."
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