PARRY, O. (1997). ‘schooling is fooling’: Why do jamaican boys underachieve in school?Gender and Education, 9(2), 223-231. The “female as villain” explanation of the educational underachievement of Jamaican boys is examined, based on classroom observation of 14-year-old pupils & interviews of 62 school staff. Two popular explanations in this vein… Continue Reading ‘Schooling is Fooling’: Why do Jamaican boys underachieve in school?
Reconsidering the “Crisis” Of the Black Male in America
Noguera, P. A. (1997). Reconsidering the “crisis” of the black male in america. Social Justice, 24(2 (68)), 147-164. Focusing on race and gender as an explanation for the hardships faced by black males in America distorts the issues and leads to remedies that are ineffective or contribute to further marginalization.… Continue Reading Reconsidering the “Crisis” Of the Black Male in America
Enhancing the Cultural Identity of Early Adolescent Male African Americans
Bass, C. K., & Coleman, H. L. (1997). Enhancing the Cultural Identity of Early Adolescent Male African Americans.Professional School Counseling, 1(2), 48. Describes a school-based, Afrocentric program that prepares African American males to use the educational opportunities available to them. Discusses the program’s theoretical premises and offers a report on program… Continue Reading Enhancing the Cultural Identity of Early Adolescent Male African Americans