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Educating Black Males: Critical Lessons in Schooling, Community, and Power offers insights into how we can create more effective and empowering schools and classrooms for Black males. In addition, it examines the larger social reality of American African males and analyzes theoretical contexts of educational theory and practice in alternative education programs and crisis intervention strategies for Black males. It promotes strategies for enhancement of self-esteem and motivation for learning in Black males, ...
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Educating Black Males

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Overview

Educating Black Males: Critical Lessons in Schooling, Community, and Power offers insights into how we can create more effective and empowering schools and classrooms for Black males. In addition, it examines the larger social reality of American African males and analyzes theoretical contexts of educational theory and practice in alternative education programs and crisis intervention strategies for Black males. It promotes strategies for enhancement of self-esteem and motivation for learning in Black males, thereby analyzing power relations in the classrooms, schools, and community. It is designed as a resource for those concerned with helping American African males to break free from and defy negative stereotypes and fatalistic imaging.
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Drawing on interviews with students, parents, and faculty in alternative education programs, Hopkins teaches in the department of English and Foreign Languages at Norfolk State University, has founded a multicultural education consultation group, and is a Black male himself. He offers insights into how more effective and empowering learning environments can be created for Black males, examining the larger social context, Black male culture, the much debated need for all male academies, crises intervention, and classroom power relations. The volume contains interview instruments and a list of alternative schools and programs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438407043
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 319 KB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: Black Males Are Dying - An Overview of the Crises Facing American African Males 1
2 "A Program of His Own": The Male Academy Movement 7
3 In the Midst of Storm: A Description of Models 29
4 The New Program: Approaches to Teaching Black Males 41
5 Black Male Culture, Power, and Resistance 63
6 Reclaiming Community, Renaming School: A Community Approach to Teaching Black Males 83
7 Who Will Teach Our Black Males?: "A Call to Action!" 95
8 Conclusion: Ain't Done with My Journey - Teaching for the Promise 109
App. A Black Male School and Program Features 115
App. B Addresses and Contact Numbers for Alternative Schools and Programs for American African Males 117
App. C Interview Excerpts from Phase One Study Participants 123
App. D Parent-Teacher Interviewing Instrument 131
App. E School Interviewing Instrument 133
Bibliography 137
Index 143
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