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Johnson, Latrise – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
Literacy classrooms are places of tension in the shaping of literate identities for Black male students because of classroom and cultural mismatch, racialized literacy beliefs and deficit views of Black male literacy achievement. However, research on connections between students' out-of-school literacy and academic literacy participation tells a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, African American Students, Males, Literacy
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
Thomas, Simone – ProQuest LLC, 2011
One of the most pervasive issues facing educators and administrators in Adult Basic Education (ABE) is student persistence. The purposes of this qualitative study were 1) to identify the experiences that African American adult learners associated with their decisions to leave ABE programs; 2) to ascertain the impact of participants'…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Barriers, African American Students, Qualitative Research
Clark, Kevin; Brandt, Jami; Hopkins, Rhonda; Wilhelm, Jason – Educational Technology, 2009
Participatory design principles were used with primarily African-American and Latino children in the Washington, DC area in the development of sports-themed digital game prototypes in an after-school program. The three stages in participatory design are the discovery stage, the evaluative stage, and prototyping. Within the participatory design…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Mathematics, Student Participation, Design