Tatum, A. W. (2015). Engaging african american males in reading (reprint). Journal of Education, 195(2), 1.
The field of education is saturated with studies documenting the poor performance and achievement deficits of African American males throughout their school years. National reading achievement data continue to indicate that as a group, African American males–particularly adolescents in middle and high school class–not performing well. Here, Tatum discusses how by providing meaningful reading material and encouraging honest debate, teachers can help African American adolescent males embrace the power of text.
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