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Allen, Quaylan – Urban Education, 2013
The current literature on Black middle-class men is sparse, leaving little to be known about the raced, classed, and gendered experiences for many Black middle-class male students and their families. Employing qualitative methodology, this study uses critical race theory (CRT) to examine the educational experiences of Black middle-class high…
Descriptors: African Americans, Middle Class, Males, African American Students
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Nasir, Na'Ilah Suad; Ross, Kihana Miraya; McKinney de Royston, Maxine; Givens, Jarvis; Bryant, Jalessa N. – Harvard Educational Review, 2013
In this empirical study, the authors draw on classroom observations and interviews with twenty-three Black male ninth graders in an urban district to focus on the nature of disciplinary practices in an all-Black, all-male manhood development class. While scholars have identified the "discipline gap" as a salient aspect of the experience…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Student Behavior, African American Students, Males
Fitzpatrick, Raashad – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The study under investigation was the impact of early literacy and behavior sanctions on Black male matriculation towards graduation in a selected South Carolina school district. Attendance and course failure in English strongly predicted whether or not students graduated from high school. Early literacy is the foundation for academic success in…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Emergent Literacy, African American Students, Males
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Schoolwide support for higher achievement is essential. Students need a nurturing environment where they feel secure about learning, where the goal is success for every student and where students are confident they will receive mentoring and encouragement to prepare for their futures. Many schools are reinventing themselves to motivate students to…
Descriptors: School Culture, Academic Achievement, Expectation, Mastery Learning
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
In 2011, the National Office for School Counselor Advocacy launched a journal series to support and build awareness of the issues and challenges raised by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center's research report, "The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color" ( The intent of the series is to…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, African American Students, Males, Educational Experience
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Losen, Daniel J. – National Education Policy Center, 2011
In March of 2010, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered a speech that highlighted racial disparities in school suspension and expulsion and that called for more rigorous civil rights enforcement in education. He suggested that students with disabilities and Black students, especially males, were suspended far more often than their White…
Descriptors: Suspension, Civil Rights, Educational Change, Social Justice
Ford-Little, Monica – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this study is to examine an Africentric rite of passage program's impact on African-American male high school students. It is intended to determine whether a rite of passage program will affect attendance, discipline and achievement. The study also investigates the development of a school-based Africentric program as well as its…
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, African American Students, Males, High School Students