ERIC Number: ED334338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
School Programs for African American Male Students. Trends and Issues No. 15.
This monograph describes recently initiated or proposed school- and community-sponsored educational programs for African American male children and youth. The decline in the urban industrial economy, the departure of middle- and working-class African Americans from the inner cities, and the burgeoning African American birthrate have contributed to the development of a highly negative urban environment in which African American youth are deprived of models of a disciplined lifestyle and realistic hope for the future. Educational programs tailored specifically for African American males aim to inoculate youth against this hostile environment and to empower them as individuals and as community members. The programs share the following components: (1) male role models/male bonding; (2) identity/self-esteem; (3) academic values and social skills; (4) parent and community strengthening; (5) transition to manhood; and (6) a safe haven. Descriptions of 17 school-based and school-linked programs and five district and state proposals for school-based projects are included. Where possible, each description includes the following information: (1) the organizer's view of the problem to be solved; (2) a description of the community served; (3) the program components; (4) references; and (5) the name of a contact person. A list of 63 references is appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Students, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Males, School Community Relationship, Urban Problems, Urban Programs
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Teachers College, Box 40, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($8.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: African Americans