ERIC Number: ED472570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Cultural Issues Related to High School Reform: Deciphering the Case of Black Males.
Jordan, Will J.; Cooper, Robert
An infusion of federal funding and philanthropic support for high schools has generated an unprecedented number of educational reforms. Still, few initiatives confront the unique conditions facing black males. Despite efforts to reform ineffective schools and foster academic achievement for all students, a lingering gap exists between affluent and poor, as well as white and black, subgroups. This report explores the complexities of these issues. It examines the negative effects of intractable social barriers, such as poverty and ineffective schooling. The report suggests that current trends reflect responsible approaches to reform, but the potential role of black teachers has not been explored. (Contains 56 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Black Teachers, Educational Change, Educational Trends, High School Students, Males, Social Influences
Publications Department, CRESPAR/Johns Hopkins University, 3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218. For full text: http://www.csos.jhu.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk, Baltimore, MD.
Note: Version of a report presented at a Symposium on African American Male Achievement (Washington, DC, December 4, 2000).