ERIC Number: ED371065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Success for the African-American Male Student: A Blueprint for Action. A Series of Solutions and Strategies. Number 8.
This suggested blueprint for actions to promote academic and personal success for the African American male student begins with an analysis of cultural factors in the lives of these students, starting with family structure. The shortage of positive African American male role models, the perceptions of societal racism and victimization, and the existing African American male subculture work against academic achievement. To counter these forces, the blueprint recommends: (1) high but realistic expectations; (2) parent and family involvement; (3) parent centers; (4) emphasis on the whole child; (5) building self-esteem; (6) cooperative learning; (7) cross-age and peer tutoring; (8) learning-styles instruction; (9) prevention and assessment of chilly classroom environments; (10) integration of African American males into class activities; and (11) enrichment of the classroom with African American male role models. (Contains 38 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Identifiers: African Americans