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ERIC Number: ED346092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Lost Voices: Reflections on Education from an Imperiled Generation. (An Examination of Attitudes of Black Males towards Education at Five Secondary Schools with Distinct Sagas.)
Gallien, Louis B., Jr.
The questions addressed in this study concern the effects of diverse secondary school environments on Black males' perceptions of achievement and identity. Data were collected over a 2-year period utilizing discussion, observation, surveys (questions included), and interviews with Black males in five high schools in Jackson, Mississippi: (1) Bailey Alternative Secondary, a magnet school emphasizing cooperation and group learning; (2) Murrah High School representing the former all-white flagship school of the pre-desegregation era; (3) Lanier High School, an inner city school; (4) St. Joseph's Catholic High School, a suburban, racially integrated secondary school; and (5) Piney Woods Country Life, a private boarding school outside the city limits with a history as a predominantly Black school. Results suggest that most Black men desire the same opportunities in life as their white counterparts, and they appear not to suffer from low self-esteem or low self-evaluation of academic potential. However, there appears to be a lack of interest and investment in education as a means of getting ahead in life. Specific intervention strategies are recommended for education communities that contain significant Black populations. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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