ERIC Number: ED406499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Educating Black Males. Critical Lessons in Schooling, Community, and Power. SUNY Series, Urban Voices, Urban Visions.
This study examines the larger realities of African-American males and analyses the theoretical contexts of educational practices in alternative education schools and programs for African-American males. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the crises African Americans face and introduces the concepts of black all-male academies and the nature of power. In Chapter 2, "A Program of His Own: The Male Academy Movement," the all-male academy movement is traced, and the controversies surrounding this movement are explored. Chapter 3 identifies schools and programs designed to educate African-American males, describes their models, and discusses the teaching methods used in these efforts. In Chapter 4, "The New Program: Approaches to Teaching Black Males," strategies and methods currently used to promote male development in alternative education schools are presented. The culture of black males is the subject of Chapter 5, "Black Male Culture, Power, and Resistance." Chapter 6 illustrates the way alternative education schools redefine schooling and community. Chapter 7 analyzes teachers of black males in public schools, and Chapter 8 draws on research experience to show how the approach to educating black males developed. Five appendixes list some alternative schools and present some interview instruments and contact information about some alternative schools. (Contains 82 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Curriculum, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Males, Nontraditional Education, Public Schools, Self Esteem, Single Sex Schools, Teaching Methods, Urban Youth
State University of New York, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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