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ERIC Number: EJ960017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Institutional Efforts to Improve Black Male Student Achievement: A Standards-Based Approach
Harper, Shaun R.; Kuykendall, John A.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v44 n2 p23-29 2012
Black men's troubled status in higher education has garnered tremendous attention at national conferences, in the media, and in published scholarship over the past 15 years. As researchers make the complexities of the problem increasingly clear, educators, administrators, and policymakers alike have grappled with the question of what must be done to improve black male student success. No single initiative on its own will be enough to eradicate all the academic, financial, social, and political forces that collectively undermine black male student achievement. A problem as complex as this demands a complex solution. As such, it seems necessary to have a published set of standards for initiatives that are designed to improve black male student success in college. Presented in this article are eight standards that the authors collaboratively developed for the 2010 convening of the Arkansas African American Male Initiative (AAMI), a statewide consortium of community colleges and four-year institutions. These standards are based in part on findings from the National Black Male College Achievement Study (see Harper, 2012), as well as on insights from their engagement with dozens of black male initiatives across the country. The authors hope these standards will help institutions respond more effectively to one of the most underserved, stereotyped, and disengaged student populations on college and university campuses. (Contains 3 tables and 10 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas