Building on Resilience: Models and Frameworks of Black Male Success Across the P-20 Pipeline

Building on Resilience: Models and Frameworks of Black Male Success Across the P-20 Pipeline

by Fred A. Bonner II, Tim King
     
 

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How do we fix the leaky educational pipeline into a conduit of success for Black males?

That the issue is critical is demonstrated by the statistics that only 10% of Black males in the United States are proficient in 8th grade reading, only 52% graduate from high school within four years, and only 35 percent graduate from college.

This book uniquely examines

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How do we fix the leaky educational pipeline into a conduit of success for Black males?

That the issue is critical is demonstrated by the statistics that only 10% of Black males in the United States are proficient in 8th grade reading, only 52% graduate from high school within four years, and only 35 percent graduate from college.

This book uniquely examines the trajectory of Black males through the educational pipeline from pre-school through college. In doing so it not only contributes significantly to the scholarship on the experiences of this population, but bridges the gap between theory and practice to provide frameworks and models that will improve these young men’s educational outcomes throughout their educational journeys.

A compelling feature of the book is that that it does not treat Black males as homogeneous, but recognizes the diversity that exists among Black males in various educational settings. It demonstrates the need to recognize students’ intersectionalities and individual characteristics as an essential preliminary to developing practices to improve outcomes at every educational stage.

Throughout, the contributing authors also focus on the strategies and experiences of Black males who achieve academic excellence, examining growth-producing and asset-based practices that can be sustained, and that build upon the recognition that these males have agency and possess qualities such as resilience that are essential to their learning and development.

The frameworks and models that conclude each chapter will commend this book as much to K-12 educators and administrators, and to higher education faculty, student affairs practitioners and administrators, as to policymakers for whom it provides template for rectifying the continuing inequities of our educational system.

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“Collectively, the chapters in the book serve as a much needed and important resource on how to advance the success of Black males in education. Indeed, this book is a must read, and more work of this nature is needed to have a meaningful impact on Black males as they matriculate through various educational contexts.”

“Like our school leaders and teachers, the researchers whose work is presented here have chosen to focus their energies not on an autopsy of a failed system, but rather on a close examination—and celebration—of what works for African-American boys. The promising research and practical examples of strategies proven to drive success for African-American boys should help re-frame our conversations about failure and achievement for years to come. This vein of research will provide critical advancement of our ability to design effective interventions that will lead even greater numbers of African-American boys to academic success.”

Robert T. Palmer
“Collectively, the chapters in the book serve as a much needed and important resource on how to advance the success of Black males in education. Indeed, this book is a must read, and more work of this nature is needed to have a meaningful impact on Black males as they matriculate through various educational contexts.”
Tim King
“Like our school leaders and teachers, the researchers whose work is presented here have chosen to focus their energies not on an autopsy of a failed system, but rather on a close examination—and celebration—of what works for African-American boys. The promising research and practical examples of strategies proven to drive success for African-American boys should help re-frame our conversations about failure and achievement for years to come. This vein of research will provide critical advancement of our ability to design effective interventions that will lead even greater numbers of African-American boys to academic success.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579229627
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
05/28/2014
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
1,456,727
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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