ERIC Number: ED342829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Educating African American Males: A Dream Deferred.
Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.
This document presents recommendations of the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) African American Male Task Force (MAAMTF), which reviewed from January through April of 1990 current educational efforts and recommended strategies by which schools could better address African American males' needs. The MAAMTF recommendations are to be implemented in two phases. Phase I focuses on district policy, staff development, and structural variation based on the notion that all students can learn at increasingly higher levels. The following are Phase I recommendations: (1) multicultural curricula; (2) flexible structuring for academic areas; (3) quality after-school, summer, and Saturday programs; (4) enhanced homework policies; (5) staff training and assistance for working with diverse populations; (6) increasing the number of African American teachers, especially males; (7) parent involvement; (8) inservice courses for all staff members on African American history and culture and racism in America; (9) designation of some schools as professional development centers; (10) gender socialization courses; and (11) African American male immersion academies. Phase II recommendations focus on long-range goals for system-wide revisions in terms of restructuring schools, developing strong self-concepts among African American boys, developing alternate discipline programs, revising curriculum, providing family support, involving the community, and allocating resources. Included are 9 graphs, 1 table, and 71 references. Appendices contain correlates of effective schooling, proposed time lines, a budgetary data table, seven other data tables, and outlines of student non-discrimination and affirmative action policies. (JB)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Students, Black Youth, Community Support, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Inner City, Males, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, School Districts, Sexual Identity, Staff Development, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.