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The State of the African American Male

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This title covers social problems and policy solutions for African American males. The circumstances affecting many African American males in schools and society remain complex and problematic. In spite of modest gains in school achievement and graduation rates, conditions that impede the progress of African American males persist: high rates of school violence and suspensions, overrepresentation in special education classes, poor access to higher education, high incidence of crime and incarceration, gender and masculine identity issues, and HIV/AIDS and other health crises. The essays gathered here focus on these issues as they exist for males in grades K-12 and postsecondary education in Michigan. However, the authors intend their analyses and policy recommendations to apply to African American males nationally. Although it recognizes the current difficulties of this population overall, this is an optimistic volume, with a goal of creating policies and norms that help African American males achieve their educational and social potential. In this era of widespread change for all members of American society - regardless of race - this book is a must-read for educators and policymakers alike.

Author Biography

Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate Program in Community College Leadership at Eastern Michigan University. Vernon C. Polite is Professor and Dean of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher Edited by Vernon C. Polite
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
chart, tables, notes, references
Imprint
Michigan State University Press
Pages
288
Dimensions
152x229x22
ISBN-13
9780870138706
Product ID
4018993

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