Factors Impacting the Education of African American Male Students

Topics: African American, High school, Southern United States Pages: 32 (10643 words) Published: January 8, 2013
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:

_______________________________
Research Advisor

______________________________
Committee Member

_______________________________
Committee Member

THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI
WARRENSBURG, MISSOURI

Acknowledgements
I would like to thank my parents and my family for supporting me in my pursuit of my educational goals. I would also like to thank Dr. Wayne Williams for helping me learn what a real educational leader looks like. Dr. Doug Thomas also deserves my gratitude for helping me with coursework, research, and mentoring.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION………………...........................................................1 Statement of the Problem..............................................................................................3 Limitation of the Study.................................................................................................4 Design of the Study.......................................................................................................6

CHAPTER TWO REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE………………..................................7 Unemployment..............................................................................................................10 Drugs in the African American Community.................................................................11 Crime and Violence in the African American Community...........................................13 Incarceration..................................................................................................................14 Segregated Schools........................................................................................................16 Solutions........................................................................................................................20 Improving Linguistics....................................................................................................20 Teaching Self Discipline................................................................................................21 Proactive Classroom Management.................................................................................22 Instructional...

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