ERIC Number: ED358225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
African American Male Task Force Report.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
A review of North Carolina public preschool, elementary school, and secondary school education was done with the aim of increasing school districts' effectiveness in improving outcomes for all students, particularly improving the low achievement and postsecondary school attendance rates of African American males. Focus was on determining the status of these students, compiling and evaluating educational research to determine applicability for programs in North Carolina, and identifying existing resources available to African American children in the state. The effort proceeded through an evaluation of research findings and statistical profiles, becoming familiar with state programs and resources, and working with a national expert on multicultural education. The review developed recommendations in the areas of staff development, curriculum and instruction, and other initiatives. Specifically, the review called for staff development to increase abilities to work with diverse students; inclusion of the perspectives, contributions, and impact of a variety of cultural groups in school curricula; and extension of the work of the Task Force through the establishment of a Council on the African American Male. Contains 48 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Education, Black Students, College Attendance, Curriculum Development, Demography, Dropout Rate, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Males, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, School Districts, Secondary School Students, State Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina