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ERIC Number: EJ1063591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
"The Discipline Stop": Black Male Teachers and the Politics of Urban School Discipline
Brockenbrough, Ed
Education and Urban Society, v47 n5 p499-522 Jul 2015
Calls for the recruitment and retention of more Black male teachers have unfolded amid popular depictions of Black men as patriarchal disciplinarians. Against that backdrop, this article investigates how 11 Black male teachers were positioned as disciplinary agents in a predominantly Black urban school district on the east coast of the United States. As they described the discipline-related expectations they encountered in their jobs, study participants critiqued and complicated prevailing perceptions of Black male teachers as authoritarian disciplinarians for Black students. Through careful analyses of participants' narratives, this article offers new insights into how Black male teachers negotiate their roles as disciplinarians, and it raises several questions that could drive future efforts to understand and support Black male teachers' disciplinary practices in today's urban schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305U000003