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?
male role models
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… Continue Reading Mentors and Role Models: Masculinity and the educational ‘underachievement’ of young Afro-Caribbean males
Wells-Wilbon, R., & Holland, S. (2001). Social learning theory and the influence of male role models on African American children in PROJECT 2000. The Qualitative Report, 6(4), 1-16. This study is an assessment of observational learning commonly known as social learning theory of a group of 55 African American students who are… Continue Reading Social learning theory and the influence of male role models on African American children in PROJECT 2000