Grand Canyon University: UNV 502
August 20, 2013
Aggression and Violence and the Achievement Gap Among Urban Minority Youth (Basch, 2011) is this article the author explains how the issue of violence and aggressive behaviors has become a growing problem in schools and is negatively effecting the success rate of minority students. Students who acted out violently and with aggression were once looked at as a problem to be handled by the criminal justice system. Today schools and public health systems are focusing on the problem and recognize that these behaviors are interfering with the academic success of students and peers. I chose this article because it relates with the current population of students that I am working with within my career. After reading this article it lead to some unique ideas that can possible be implemented within the school district that I currently work with. This article has current credible research to support its finding and was found in a peer reviewed journal. The research outlined the external effects that lead to violence in aggression in youth today that many people ignore. Furthermore defeating this problem is a must to close the achievement gap amongst students. Do to this, educators, community and public health programs must come together and implement evidence based school programs and policies that include educating the community and parents on ways to adhere.
The second article Using Urban Fiction to Engage At-Risk and Incarcerated Youths in Literacy Instruction by Guerre (2012) discussed ways of engaging at-risk and incarcerated youth to reading. The author’s research implied that this population was found to be more engaged and prone to read when they could identify with the material. Urban fiction has been a successful genre of reading for at-risk and incarcerated youth and one of the best way to promote leisure reading. Using urban...
References: Basch, C. (2011). Aggression and violence and the achievement gap among urban minority youth. The Journal Of School Health, 81(10), 619-625. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2011.00636.x
Guerra, S. F. (2012). Using Urban Fiction to Engage At-Risk and Incarcerated Youths in Literacy Instruction. Journal Of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 55(5), 385-394. doi:10.1002/JAAL.00047
Rogers, M. R., & Molina, L. E. (2006). Exemplary efforts in psychology to recruit and retain graduate students of color. American Psychologist, 61(2), 143-156. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.61.2.143
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