ERIC Number: ED368833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Politics of Education: Imperatives for African-American Males in the 21st Century.
Agada, John; Obiakor, Festus E.
Issues related to inclusion of African-American males into educational programs have continued to spark multidimensional political debates. It is apparent that African-Americans and other minorities are ill-prepared to attain their educational goals in the current state of affairs. Consequently, African-American males are underrepresented in gifted programs and overrepresented in special education classes. Unless strategies are prescribed and put into practice, the trend will likely accelerate in the 21st century. Educational reforms have failed to ameliorate academic problems confronting African-American males. This paper proposes a "Comprehensive Support Model" to foster the educational success of African-American males in the 21st century. This model calls for active support and commitment of African-American males themselves, their families and communities, the educational and school systems, and society at large. (Contains 28 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: African Americans
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies (22nd, Kansas City, MO, March 1994).