Educating African American Males
Voices From the Field
- Olatokunbo S. Fashola - Johns Hopkins University and Optimal Solutions Group
- teacher-student interaction;
- access to educational opportunity outside of the classroom.
Offering unique contributions to both the literature and practice, Fashola et al pave a way toward achieving high-quality education for African American males.
American Male Adolescents in Chicago, Melissa Roderick
"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."
"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."
"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."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Cultural Issues in Comprehensive School Reform