Black Males Matter

A Blueprint for Creating School and Classroom Environments to Support Their Academic and Social Development - A Sourcebook

Cherrel Miller Dyce, Elon University
Julius Davis, Bowie State University
Shadonna Gunn, Independent Scholar

A volume in the series: Urban Education Studies Series. Editor(s): Nicholas D. Hartlep, Berea College. Thandeka K. Chapman, University of California, San Diego.

Published 2021

A major premise of the book is that teachers, school leaders, and school support staff are not taught how to create school and classroom environments to support the academic and social success of Black male students. The purpose of this book is to help champion a paradigmatic shift in educating Black males.

This books aims to provide an asset and solution-based framework that connects the educational system with community cultural wealth and educational outcomes. The text will be a sourcebook for in-service and pre-service teachers, administrators, district leaders, and school support staff to utilize in their quest to increase academic and social success for their Black male students. Adopting a strengths-based epistemological stance, this book will provide concerned constituencies with a framework from which to engage and produce success.

Foreword, James Earl Davis. Acknowledgments. CHAPTER 1: An Academic and Social Paradigm Shift From Focusing on Failure to Focusing on Assets and Solutions. CHAPTER 2: Getting to Know Black Male Students: A Key Ingredient in Academic and Social Success. CHAPTER 3: Who are You? What Makes You Qualified to Serve Black Male Students? CHAPTER 4: Examining the Academic, Behavior, and Discipline Practices for Black Male Students: What Are You Willing To Do? CHAPTER 5: A Schoolwide Blueprint for Racial Equity to Promote Academic and Social Success for Black Males.