Engaging African American Males in Community Colleges

Edited by:
Ted N. Ingram, Bronx Community College
James Coaxum III, Rowan University

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives on Access, Equity, and Achievement. Editor(s): Chance W. Lewis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Published 2018

This volume dedicated to the engagement of African American males in community colleges furthers the research agenda focused on improving the educational outcomes of African American males. The theme engagement also supports the anti-deficit approach to research on African American males developed by renowned research scholars. The true success of African American males in community colleges rests on how well these institutions engage young men into their institutions. This will require community colleges to examine policies, pedagogical strategies, and institutional practices that alienate African American males and fosters a culture of underachievement. The authors who have contributed to this volume all speak from the same script which proves than when African American males are properly engaged in an education that is culturally relevant, they will succeed. Therefore, this book will benefit ALL who support the education of African American males. It is our intent that this book will contribute to the growing body of knowledge that exists in this area as well as foster more inquiry into the achievement of African American males. The book offers three approaches to understanding the engagement of African American males in community college, which includes empirical research, policy perspectives and programmatic initiatives.

Foreword, Robert Palmer. Preface, Ingram, T. and Coaxum, J. Perceptions of Faculty Welcoming Engagement Among African American Male Students in The Community College, Soua Xiong and Luke Wood. Cultivating Aspirational Capital Among Black Men in Community Colleges; Xeuli Wang, Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, Ning Sun, and Ashley Gaskew. Community College: A Winning Strategy For African American Male College Students, Peter Jordan and Larry Rideaux. Fostering Success For Black Males in Community College Through An Educational Opportunity Fund Program, Lavon Williams and James Coaxum, III. The Invisible Student: Retaining Minority Males in The Community College Setting, Jill Wendt. Engaging Foreign-Black Males Through Supplemental Instruction, Ted N. Ingram and Eliezer Marcellus. Community Colleges: Fertile Ground for Black Male Student Success; Malou Harrison. Towards Black Men Thriving At Community Colleges: Implications For Leadership & Policy, Cameron Beatty and Jonathan McElderry. Pipelines From Prison To Postsecondary Access For Black Men, Kadeem Fuller and Eboni Zamani-Gallaher. Historically Black Community Colleges: Dually Equipped To Engage African American Males, K Mcclain, A Ray, J. L. Wood and A. Hilton. CUNY BMI, Jermaine Wright & Ted N. Ingram. Shoot For Success, Jame’l Hodges. Black And Hispanic Male Initiative At Westchester Community College, Edgar Hobbs Jr. Epilogue, Thomas A. Isekenegbe.