African-American Males Research Paper by Neatwriter

African-American Males
A research study concerning the high dropout rates for African-American males in secondary education.
# 61218 | 25,320 words | 50 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This is an in-depth research paper on the cause and possible cures for the pressing problem of high dropout rates in secondary educational institutions for African-American males. The paper points out that the problem is not only one of economic disruption, but one of human misery as well. In order to help further the reader's understanding of the effect of secondary education on the dropout rate of African-American males, the paper begins with a look at the history of educational equality and then goes on to look at the effect that the high dropout rate of African- American males has on society in general. The paper also explores the reasons that these young men drop out and possible measures that can be taken to help prevent them from dropping out. Hypotheses regarding what can be done to increase graduation rates among African-American males are presented and conclusions are drawn regarding these hypotheses, based on the literature reviewed.

Table of Contents
Introduction and Statement of the Problem
History of Educational Equality
Reaping the Whirlwind of African American Male Educational Failure
Going Beyond What to Why
Reasons for Dropping Out
Literature Review
Prevention Measures
Other Sources of Information
Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"It is impossible to ignore the high dropout rates for African-American males. Whether it is an effect of other societal shortcomings or a cause of some is also at issue; probably, it is both a cause and a result. The phenomenon appears to be allied with vestigial racial attitudes that 140 years without slavery and forty years of increasingly far-reaching equality legislation has been able to do little to ameliorate. Much work has been done regarding the specific causes of the problem; as yet, relatively little work has been done in testing the efficacy of various potential prevention tactics. However, new approaches making educational institutions the lead actor in a raft of 'holistic' interventions may be the prime area for future concentration of both study and effort by educational institutions."

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