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ERIC Number: ED394119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 36
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Improving the Attendance Rate for African American Male Students in an After School Reading Program through Parental Involvement, Positive Male Role Models, and Tutorial Instruction.
Tanksley, Mary Dennard
This practicum was designed to improve the attendance rate for African American male students in the After School Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program. The attendance rate for male students was far below that of female students. The following strategies to increase male participation in the reading program were developed: local businesses and foundations were sought to fund the program; parent groups were organized to assist with book distributions, field trips, and assembly programs; and African American males were recruited to serve as tutors. Analysis of the data revealed that the attendance rate for African American male students improved. This improvement appears related to both the strong parental involvement in this program and the presence of male role models as tutors. Student interaction with adult males is discussed as a particularly important factor behind the success of this program. Contains 11 references. (Author/TS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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