Educating African American Males: Voices From the Field / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$36.25
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $24.94
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 35%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $24.94   
  • New (3) from $37.84   
  • Used (3) from $24.94   

Overview

Bringing unique perspectives from the field, this resource offers multiple perspectives on African American male achievement from top scholars in the field of urban education.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Education Review
"Fashola's collection of these powerful research studies is both persuasive and well-documented. The studies and evidence provided by Noguero, Ferguson, Roderick, and others help promote the dialogue about why African American males are not succeeding academically and what schools can do about it. "
Larry Leverett
"Offers a refreshing alternative to the mere recitation of the all-too-familiar bad news.Educating African American Males is grounded in reality. The authors do not promote a one-size-fits-all approach to problem solving. They offer sound, practical suggestions for educators. "
Inter Actions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies
"The highly practical and rigorously informative research presented advocates holding high standards for African American males by using holistic approaches that recognize achievement via alternative means to the traditional, quantitatively derived measurements. Its multidisciplinary approach helps further the conversation for providing effective pipelines to close the achievement gap. "
Inter Actions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies
"The highly practical and rigorously informative research presented advocates holding high standards for African American males by using holistic approaches that recognize achievement via alternative means to the traditional, quantitatively derived measurements. Its multidisciplinary approach helps further the conversation for providing effective pipelines to close the achievement gap. "
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies
"The highly practical and rigorously informative research presented advocates holding high standards for African American males by using holistic approaches that recognize achievement via alternative means to the traditional, quantitatively derived measurements. Its multidisciplinary approach helps further the conversation for providing effective pipelines to close the achievement gap."
Larry Leverett
"Offers a refreshing alternative to the mere recitation of the all-too-familiar bad news.Educating African American Males is grounded in reality. The authors do not promote a one-size-fits-all approach to problem solving. They offer sound, practical suggestions for educators."
Education Review
"Fashola's collection of these powerful research studies is both persuasive and well-documented. The studies and evidence provided by Noguero, Ferguson, Roderick, and others help promote the dialogue about why African American males are not succeeding academically and what schools can do about it."
Inter Actions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies
"The highly practical and rigorously informative research presented advocates holding high standards for African American males by using holistic approaches that recognize achievement via alternative means to the traditional, quantitatively derived measurements. Its multidisciplinary approach helps further the conversation for providing effective pipelines to close the achievement gap."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412914345
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 734,171
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Olatokunbo (Toks) S. Fasholais a senior research fellow with Optimal Solutions Group and an adjunct research scientist and faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University. She has served as principal investigator, evaluator, and advisor for several programs and program evaluations across the country.

Prior to joining the Optimal Solutions Group, Fashola was the research director of the Comprehensive School Reform Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), where she was primarily responsible for the evaluation and production of AIR Reports. This work involved reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of K-12 programs. Fashola was also involved in the National Longitudinal Study of the No Child Left Behind Act (NLS-NCLB) and served as a senior content advisor for the What Works Clearinghouse in the area of high school dropouts.

Her more recent work addresses the education of African American males, afterschool programs, schoolwide reform, and program evaluation and rigorous research in general and special education.

Toks Fashola is the editor of Educating African American Males: Voices From the Field (Corwin Press, 2005) and wrote some of the book’s chapters. She wrote Building Effective Afterschool Programs (Corwin Press, 2001) and Show Me the Evidence!: Proven and Promising Programs for America's Schools. Fashola has also served as an author of book chapters in Effective Programs for Latino Students.

Fashola has served on panels to reputable organizations such as the U.S. Department of Education's IES and the National Academy of Science's Committee on Research in Education as well as the National Science Foundation. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and on Public Broadcasting Services (PBS).

She has served as an expert witness in the area of desegregation and currently serves on the National Education Steering Committee of the Campbell Collaboration, an international methods organization dedicated to conducting systematic reviews of academic and social science research. Fashola also serves as a national advisor to the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Toks Fashola’s areas of interest include reading, early childhood education, data-driven decision-making, afterschool programs, high school dropouts, emergent and adolescent literacy, and research methods.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Dedication
Introduction
Foreword by Edmund W. Gordon
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Editor
About the Contributors
1. Cultural Issues in Comprehensive School Reform, Robert Cooper, Will J. Jordan

2. Developing the Talents of African American Male Students During the Nonschool Hours, Olatokunbo S. Fashola

3. The Trouble With Black Boys: The Role and Influence of Environmental and Cultural Factors on the Academic Performance of African American Males, Pedro A. Noguera

4. Teachers' Perceptions and Expectations and the Black-White Test Score Gap, Ronald F. Ferguson

5. Early Schooling and Academic Achievement of African American Males, James Earl Davis
6. What's Happening to the Boys? Early High School Experiences and School Outcomes Among African
American Male Adolescents in Chicago, Melissa Roderick
7. Black Males' Structural Conditions, Achievement Patterns, Normative Needs, and "Opportunities," Dena Phillips Swanson, Michael Cunningham, Margaret Beale Spencer
8. Athletics, Academics, and African American Males, Jomills Henry Braddock II
9. Conclusion
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2006

    This is a Much Needed Read.

    I was very impressed with this book. It is true that black males have extra pressures in life, more so in education. There is a great amount of Black History that goes unnoticed which could serve as confidence builders to these young black males. This is a great book. Books with these topics must be read by both males and females, another book which serves the same purpose is Why do I have to be your Nigger? 'Theories in Niggativity.' Both of these books could be classics.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)