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Black Male(d)

Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males

Tyrone C. Howard James A. Banks

208 pages
Teachers College Press

In his new book, the author of the bestseller Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools examines the chronic underperformance of African American males in U.S. schools. Citing a plethora of disturbing academic outcomes for Black males, this book focuses on the historical, structural, educational, psychological, emotional, and cultural factors that influence the teaching and learning process for this student population. Howard discusses the potential and promise of Black males by highlighting their voices to generate new insights, create new knowledge, and identify useful practices that can significantly improve the schooling experiences and life chances of Black males. Howard calls for a paradigm shift in how we think about, teach, and study Black males.

Book Features:

  • Examines current structures, ideologies, and practices that both help and hinder the educational and social prospects of Black males.
  • Translates frequently cited theoretical principles into research-based classroom practice.
  • Documents teacher-student interactions, student viewpoints, and discusses the troubling role that sports plays in the lives of many Black males.
  • Highlights voices and perspectives from Black male students about ways to improve their schooling experiences and outcomes.
  • Identifies community-based programs that are helping Black males succeed.
Author Bio

Tyrone C. Howard is professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. He received the 2022 AERA Social Justice in Education Award.