This text is designed to assist educators in urban school districts in closing the achievement gap among African-American males. It provides a framework for innovative educators to extrapolate creative methods and strategies for closing the achievement gap. This text demonstrates that African-American males' achievement and standards can be improved if appropriate reforms and prerequisite skills associated with standards are employed.
George Taylor is Professor and Past Chairperson of the Department of Special Education at Coppin State University. Thaddaus Phillips is Associate Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Special Education at Coppin State University.
List of Illustrations; Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Plight of Urban Education; 2. Cognitive and Behavioral Styles of African-American Males; 3. Reforms in Leadership; 4. Reforms in Teacher Education; 5. Parental Involvement; 6. School and Community Involvement; 7. Assessment; 8. Classroom Management Problems; 9. Creating Constructivist Classrooms; 10. Improving Achievement of African-American Males; 11. Curriculum Development; 12. Curriculum Development: Social Skills; 13. Direct Intervention Strategies; 14. A Reform Model; 15. Reforms in Educating African-American Males in Baltimore City Public Schools; Appendices, Glossary, Bibliography, Index.