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ERIC Number: ED357991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Motivating African American Middle School Boys toward Excellence through High Interest and Activity Africentric Lessons.
Thompson, Bernida
This practicum was an 8-month project designed to improve the motivational level and academic success of African American middle school boys through high-interest and activity-based Africentric lessons. The goal was to motivate black middle school males to strive for academic excellence. This goal was necessary in order to eliminate the problem of nonchalant attitudes toward school due to culturally and historically biased curriculum and exclusion of learning styles and interests. Eight months of lessons comprised of high-interest and high-energy level activities were geared to motivating African American middle school males to strive toward academic excellence. A male rites of passage club was implemented. Observation data of the students' attitude and academic performance were collected, recorded, and charted monthly. The results of the practicum were positive. The goal and objectives were successfully reached and surpassed. In addition, two funding sources offered supplemental funding for the project for the 1991-92 and 1992-93 school years. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A