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FACTORS IMPACTING THE EDUCATION OF AFRICAN
AMERICAN MALE STUDENTS

By
Dorian K DeBose

An Abstract
submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Education Specialist
in the Department of Educational
Leadership and Human Development
Education Administration
The University of Central Missouri

May 2010
Abstract

By
Robb J. Madden

This research study analyzed data regarding the factors impacting the education of African American male students. According to Livingston and Nahimana (2006), there is a disturbing trend of underachievement among African American males in public schools. In the last fifty years there has been a limited progression in the educational advancement of African American male students. According to Billingsley (1968,) the lack of economic opportunities, disintegration of family structure, and social misconceptions by the American public have all damaged the educational opportunities afforded to young African American males FACTORS IMPACTING THE EDUCATION OF AFRICAN

AMERICAN MALE STUDENTS
By

Robb J. Madden

A Research Study
submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of
Education Specialist in the
Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development
Educational Administration
The University of Central Missouri

MAY 2010

FACTORS IMPACTING THE EDUCATION OF AFRICAN
AMERICAN MALE STUDENTS

By
Robb J. Madden
July, 2009

Department of Educational Leadership
And Human Development
Education Administration

APPROVED:

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Research Advisor

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Committee Member

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Committee Member

THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI
WARRENSBURG, MISSOURI

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