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ERIC Number: EJ1174511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1553-541X
Fixing Systems, Not Kids: Changing the Narrative of Black Males in Guilford County Schools
Brinkley, Barry; Hines, Eric; Jones, Akisha; McMillian, Effie G.; Sturdivant, Brooksie; Walker, Monica
Voices in Urban Education, n48 p19-25 2018
Considerable research on African American males (AAMs) in American schools over the past ten years shows that they are underrepresented in every positive measure of educational outcomes, and overrepresented in every negative measure. Many educators have developed low expectations, deficit thinking, and implicit biases toward AAMs and their capacity to behave appropriately and achieve academically. In Guilford County, North Carolina, the district aimed to change adults' beliefs and practices, rather than "fix" boys of color, by improving relationships between teachers and students and addressing implicit bias among educators, working in two areas: early literacy and discipline policies.
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Brown University, Box 1985, Providence, RI, 02912. Tel: 401-863-7990; Fax: 401-863-1290; e-mail: AISR_info@brown.edu; Web site: http://www.annenberginstitute.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina