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Closing the education achievement gaps for African American males / edited by Theodore S. Ransaw and Richard Majors.

Contributor(s): Majors, Richard | Ransaw, Theodore S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand; International race and education.Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609174873; 1609174879.Subject(s): Academic achievement -- United States | African American young men -- Education | African American boys -- EducationAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Closing the education achievement gaps for African American males.DDC classification: 371.829/96073 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- Introduction -- Male and Black Male Learning Styles by Theodore S. Ransaw -- Black Males, Peer Pressure, and High Expectations by Theodore S. Ransaw and Robert L. Green -- Understanding the Superintendent’s Dropout Challenge: Challenges and Successes between Schools with Low vs. High Percentages of African American Young Men (of Promise) by Jonathan J. Doll -- Smartphones: A Mobile Platform for Greater Learning, Equity, and Access by Kevin K. Green, Robert L. Green, and Theodore S. Ransaw -- Using Response to Intervention Efffectively with African American Males by Sean Williams -- College and the African American Male Athlete by Stephen Brown -- Using Mentorship to Transition Black Males to Prosperity by Charesha Barrett -- Turning Negatives into Positives: Cool Ways to Implement Successful Expectation Violations in Black Male Classrooms by Theodore S. Ransaw, Richard Majors, and Mikel D. C. Moss -- Appendix: Handouts -- Contributors -- Index.
Summary: Closing the Education Achievement Gaps for African American Males is a research-based tool to improve the schooling experience of African American males. Editors Theodore S. Ransaw and Richard Majors draw together a collection of writings that provide much-needed engagement with issues of gender and identity for black males, as well as those of culture, media, and technology, in the context of education. The distinguished and expert contributors whose work comprises this volume include an achievement-gap specialist for males of color, two psychologists, a math teacher, an electrical engineer, a former school principal, a social worker, and a former human rights commissioner. From black male learning styles to STEM, this book shows that issues pertaining to educational outcomes for black males are nuanced and complex but not unsolvable. With its combination of fresh new approaches to closing achievement gaps and up-to-date views on trends, this volume is an invaluable resource on vital contemporary social and educational issues that aims to improve learning, equity, and access for African American males.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents -- Introduction -- Male and Black Male Learning Styles by Theodore S. Ransaw -- Black Males, Peer Pressure, and High Expectations by Theodore S. Ransaw and Robert L. Green -- Understanding the Superintendent’s Dropout Challenge: Challenges and Successes between Schools with Low vs. High Percentages of African American Young Men (of Promise) by Jonathan J. Doll -- Smartphones: A Mobile Platform for Greater Learning, Equity, and Access by Kevin K. Green, Robert L. Green, and Theodore S. Ransaw -- Using Response to Intervention Efffectively with African American Males by Sean Williams -- College and the African American Male Athlete by Stephen Brown -- Using Mentorship to Transition Black Males to Prosperity by Charesha Barrett -- Turning Negatives into Positives: Cool Ways to Implement Successful Expectation Violations in Black Male Classrooms by Theodore S. Ransaw, Richard Majors, and Mikel D. C. Moss -- Appendix: Handouts -- Contributors -- Index.

Closing the Education Achievement Gaps for African American Males is a research-based tool to improve the schooling experience of African American males. Editors Theodore S. Ransaw and Richard Majors draw together a collection of writings that provide much-needed engagement with issues of gender and identity for black males, as well as those of culture, media, and technology, in the context of education. The distinguished and expert contributors whose work comprises this volume include an achievement-gap specialist for males of color, two psychologists, a math teacher, an electrical engineer, a former school principal, a social worker, and a former human rights commissioner. From black male learning styles to STEM, this book shows that issues pertaining to educational outcomes for black males are nuanced and complex but not unsolvable. With its combination of fresh new approaches to closing achievement gaps and up-to-date views on trends, this volume is an invaluable resource on vital contemporary social and educational issues that aims to improve learning, equity, and access for African American males.

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Theodore S. Ransaw is a research specialist for African and African American studies at Michigan State University, an educator, a writer, and a consultant.<br> <br> Richard Majors, a former Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School, is an honorary associate professor at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Majors is the director of the Applied Centre for Emotional Literacy Leadership and Research in the UK. He is the founding editor of the Journal of African American Studies (formerly Journal of African American Men ).

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