ERIC Number: ED338737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The Vanishing African-American Male Student in Middle and High School College Preparatory Classrooms: Present Condition--Probable Causes--Intervention Strategies. Implications for School Administrators.
Jumal, O. Ajamu
This master thesis examines the African American male students in San Bernardino (California) middle schools and high schools in order to compare those findings to findings in the literature and to be able to recommend ways to improve their performance. The study reviews available statistical data about African American male students compiled by the San Bernardino City Unified School District with a survey of African American male students in three middle schools and three high schools in the San Bernardino school system. Of the 180 surveys distributed, 138 were returned for analysis. The survey results show that overall, participants operate close within the patterns established in the literature findings. The analysis of the school district's statistical data indicates that the academic progress of the African American male student is closest to other groups at the first grade level. As grade levels increase, the African-American male's academic progress begins to separate from other groups. This trend may begin in first grade with students grouped for reading according to ability. The data in this project indicate a pattern of multi-generational school failure with parents, who performed poorly while they were in school, now influencing the next generation of students. Also included are 45 references. The survey is appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Black Students, Black Youth, Dropouts, Educational Attitudes, Intermediate Grades, Males, Middle Schools, Parent Influence, School Districts, School Statistics, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Sociocultural Patterns, Statistical Data, Student Attrition, Urban Education, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: African Americans
Note: Master of Arts Project, California State University, San Bernardino.