ERIC Number: EJ860415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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"Brothers Gonna Work It Out:" Understanding the Pedagogic Performance of African American Male Teachers Working with African American Male Students
Brown, Anthony L.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v41 n5 p416-435 Dec 2009
Drawing from ethnographic data, this paper explores how African American male teachers working with African American male students performed their pedagogy. This paper highlights how teachers' understanding of African American males social and educational needs shaped their pedagogical performance. Interestingly however, teachers' performance was contingent on the diverse ways they imagined African American males should engage within their social and political worlds. These findings suggest then that African American male teachers' pedagogic performances were both complex and multifaceted.
Descriptors: African American Students, Educational Needs, Ethnography, Males, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, African American Teachers, Social Influences, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Political Issues
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