Odih, P. (2002). Mentors and role models: Masculinity and the educational ‘underachievement’ of young afro-caribbean males. Race Ethnicity and Education, 5(1), 91-105.
The British government developed a program that assigned mentors to help secondary students overcome barriers to individual learning. This coincides with increasing calls within the black community and among male activists for male role models to remedy male student underachievement. Examines the sociohistorical, political, and cultural processes involved in the interplay between mentoring, ethnicity, and masculine identity formation. (Contains references.) (SM)
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