ERIC Number: ED371059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Young Black Males. Challenges to Agencies, Programs, and Social Policy.
Mincy, Ronald B., Ed.
This fundamentally encouraging book describes programs that offer young Black males from high-risk environments the same nurturing opportunities that other young people have to develop the competencies needed for adulthood. Chapters and their authors are (1) "Introduction" (Ronald B. Mincy); (2) "Adolescent Development" (Courtland C. Lee); (3) "From Deterrence to Development: Shifting the Focus of Youth Programs for African-American Males" (Karen Johnson Pittman and Shepherd Zeldin); (4) "How Professionals in Community-Based Programs Perceive and Respond to the Needs of Black Male Youth" (Ronald F. Ferguson); (5) "Afrocentrism and African-American Male Youths" (Morris F. X. Jeff, Jr.); (6) "Traditional Youth Service Systems and Their Work with Young Black Males" (Jane Quinn); (7)"Toward a National Youth Development Policy for Young African-American Males: the Choices Policymakers Face" (Andrew B. Hahn); and (8) "Conclusions and Implications" (Ronald B. Mincy). Appendix A by Susan J. Wiener is titled, "Funding Youth Development Programs for Young Black Males: The Little We Know." Appendix B gives examples of nurturing programs. Twelve tables and four figures present study data. (Contains 35 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Afrocentrism, Black Youth, Child Development, Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, High Risk Students, Males, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Urban Problems, Urban Schools, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.