Skin I'm in: Racism, Sports and Education

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This book discusses the role that sport participation plays in the lives of black male high-school students and strives to counteract the problems associated with students who place sport participation ahead of academic achievement.
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This book discusses the role that sport participation plays in the lives of black male high-school students and strives to counteract the problems associated with students who place sport participation ahead of academic achievement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552660171
  • Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Christopher Spence is the principal at Lawrence Heights Middle School in Toronto.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5
Tribute 6
Foreword 7
Introduction 10
Ch. 1 Experiences of Black People in Canadian Society 15
The Unique History of Black People in Canada 17
Ch. 2 Blacks in Sport 19
The Influence of Sport on Children and Youth 22
A Brief History of Blacks in U.S. and Canadian Sport 28
Youth and Sports - My Experience 36
Sports Participation in High School 41
Negotiating Identities 44
Ch. 3 Race and Sport 53
Sport and the Socialization of Black Children 62
Environment and Sport Participation 66
The Black Male and Sport 67
Positive and Negative Sides of Sport Participation 69
Ch. 4 Systemic Problems Faced by Black Students 73
Problems Faced by Black Students at School 75
Special Problems Faced by Student Athletes 83
Ch. 5 Systemic Causes of Academic Underachievement 85
Racism 85
Socioeconomic Influences on Schooling 86
The Cost of Higher Education and the Attraction of Sports 89
Theoretical Explanations for Black Academic Underachievement 90
Results of the Failure to Provide Culturally Relevant Curricula 93
The Effects of Stereotyping and Teacher Expectations 93
The Influence of the Hidden Curriculum 96
Overemphasis on Winning and Problems of Time Management 97
Ch. 6 Envisioning Educational Success 98
The Need for Anti-racist Education 99
The Need to Raise Teachers' Sensitivity 102
Encouraging Academic Preparation 103
Creating Effective Schools 104
Special Programs for Black Male Students 107
Ch. 7 What Can We Do? 111
Summary and Conclusions 111
Recommendations 118
Suggestions for Further Research 120
A Final Word 121
Select Bibliography 124
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