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Author Brown, Lasonja S., author.
Title Perceptions of school experiences and belonging among African American high school male students / by LaSonja S. Brown.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2011.

 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z962 2011 B76eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (ix, 178 pages) : forms.
Content Type text
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Thesis Ed.D. California State University, Northridge 2011.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-166).
Summary No Child Left Behind has created federal and state accountabilities for districts and schools in an effort to increase student achievement. As a result, teachers have to meet particular criteria to be identified as "high qualified". Although the testing data is disaggregated by ethnicity and there are penalties involved for schools and districts for the underperformance of subgroups, the criteria to become highly qualified does not include training to address these populations, particularly African American students. The achievement gap that exists between African Americans and other subgroups is the largest. The National Assessment of Educational Progress reports that the average eighth grade student of color performs at the same level of academic proficiency as the average fourth grade White student. The current study examined the nature of the achievement gap through interviews with nine African American high school males. The results of the study discuss how these students have perceived their educational experiences in public schools up to their junior and senior years in high school. The researcher believes that a better understanding of school belonging for African American males would allow educators to create school improvements and reform efforts from a more informed perspective.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on November 29, 2011).
Subject African American high school students -- Attitudes.
Educational equalization -- United States.
African American men -- Education (Secondary)
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
OCLC number 849952225