African American Males in School and Society: Practices and Policies for Effective Education

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Vernon C. Polite, James Earl Davis
Teachers College Press, 1999 - Education - 241 pages
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In this groundbreaking volume Vernon Polite and James Davis have brought together the perspectives and research findings of eminent scholars who study the educational and social lives of African American males. This eloquent, engaging, and accessible volume has much to offer its readers and is especially important to people concerned with African American boys and men.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Lessons from the Experts
8
Computers and Young African
20
Who Am I? The Development of the African American
68
Responsive Teaching for African American Male Adolescents
82
African American
97
An Absence of a Talented Tenth
108
A Policy Perspective
122
School Literacies
25
Exploring Sign Systems Within an Inquiry System 42
42
The Role of Visual Media
62
Connecting Exploring and Exposing the Self
85
Lessons from a Blue Guitar 106
106
Coconstruction
118
Portfolios as Literacy Conversations Among Parents
153
Multiple Literacies
173

What Does Gender Have to Do with the Experiences
134
African American Males and the Struggle Toward
166
Personal Reflections on
184
REFERENCES
197
ABOUT THE EDITORS AND THE CONTRIBUTORS
223
The Idea of Multiple Literacies 1
1
Two Young Voices
229
Personal Literacies
239
Family Literacy in the Autobiographies
252
Creating Consciousness
271
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About the author (1999)

Vernon Polite is an associate professor and coordinator of graduate programs in educational administration at the Catholic University of America. James Earl Davis is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware.

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