ERIC Number: EJ1035214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Does the "Negro" "Still" Need Separate Schools? Single-Sex Educational Settings as Critical Race Counterspaces
Terry, Clarence L., Sr.; Flennaugh, Terry K.; Blackmon, Samarah M.; Howard, Tyrone C.
Urban Education, v49 n6 p666-697 Sep 2014
This article explores whether contemporary educators should consider single-sex educational settings as viable interventions in educating African American males. Using qualitative data from a 2-year study of single-sex educational spaces in two Los Angeles County high schools, the authors argue that when all-male spaces effectively function as Critical Race Theory "counterspaces," the educational experiences of high school--aged Black males are positively transformed. These cocurricular, single-sex counterspaces can effectively shield Black males from the marginalizing effects of urban schooling while serving as platforms for productive reengagement in positive school trajectories. Research-based principles for designing effective single-sex educational settings are discussed.
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, African Americans, Single Sex Schools, Intervention, Males, Qualitative Research, Educational Experience, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged, High School Students, Instructional Design, Case Studies, Participant Observation, Focus Groups, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Title IX Education Amendments 1972