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Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males
     

Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males

by Tyrone C. Howard
 

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ISBN-10: 0807754900

ISBN-13: 9780807754900

Pub. Date: 12/21/2013

Publisher: Teachers College Press

In his new book, the author of the bestseller Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools examines the chronic under-performance of African American males in U.S. schools. Citing a plethora of disturbing academic outcomes for Black males, this book focuses on the historical, structural, educational, psychological, emotional, and cultural factors that influence the

Overview

In his new book, the author of the bestseller Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools examines the chronic under-performance of African American males in U.S. schools. Citing a plethora of disturbing academic outcomes for Black males, this book focuses on the historical, structural, educational, psychological, emotional, and cultural factors that influence the teaching and learning process for this student population. Howard discusses the potential and promise of Black males by highlighting their voices to generate new insights, create new knowledge, and identify useful practices that can significantly improve the schooling experiences and life chances of Black males. Howard calls for a paradigm shift in how we think about, teach, and study Black males.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807754900
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
12/21/2013
Series:
Multicultural Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
554,136
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword James A. Banks ix

Foreword Pedro A. Noguera xv

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction 1

1 Black Male Students: An Overview 9

The Landscape of Black Males in U.S. Schools 11

"How Does If Feel to Be a Problem?" 12

Current State of Affairs for Black Males 13

Paradigm Shift 18

Literature on Black Males: Explanations for the Current Condition 21

School and Classroom Factors 24

2 Black Males: An Historical Overview and a Need for a Paradigm Shift 29

Five Ways of Defining a Black Male 30

Black Males and Public Perception 37

Black Male Intersectionality: Redefining an Identity 38

Double-Consciousness and Intersectionality 41

Structural Intersectionality 44

3 Who Really Cares? The Disenfranchisement of African American Males in Pre-K-12 Schools: A Critical Race Theory Perspective 47

The State of African American Males in Pre-K-12 Schools 49

The Need in Research for New Paradigms for African American Males 51

Does Race Still Matter? 51

Critical Race Theory 54

Counterstorytelling as a Methodological Tool to Reconceptualize Research with African American Males 58

Counterstorytelling from African American Males 60

Identifying Racial Micro-aggressions Through Counterstorytelling 63

Critical Race Theory and Its Challenge for African American Males 67

4 Black Males and Sports: Opportunity or Obstruction? 71

Race and Sports: A Complex Relationship 72

Sports: Why the Quest? 74

Black Males and Sports: Past and Present 76

Athlete Seasoning Complex: Detriment to Academic Development? 77

Do High School Sports Benefit All? 83

Implications 85

5 Black Male Perspectives 89

What Can Schools Do to Improve Academic Outcomes for Black Male Students? 93

Black Males Being Misunderstood 101

The Complexity of Black Maleness 104

6 Black Male Success 111

Black Male Success: Why It Matters 112

Race, Gender Identity, and Academic Success 116

Programs Servicing Young Black Males 117

7 The Obama Paradox: Cautions, Concerns, and Considerations for Researchers and Practitioners Working with Black Males 131

A Rationale for Research with Black Males: The Considerations 133

Black Males and a Post-Racial Society? 137

Concluding Thoughts 148

References 151

Index 175

About the Author 188

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