Publication Date: December 27, 2013
In his new book, the author of the bestseller Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools examines the chronic underperformance of African American males in U.S. schools. Citing a plethora of disturbing academic outcomes for Black males, this book focuses on the historical, structural, educational, psychological, emotional, and cultural factors that influence the teaching and learning process for this student population. Howard discusses the potential and promise of Black males by highlighting their voices to generate new insights, create new knowledge, and identify useful practices that can significantly improve the schooling experiences and life chances of Black males. Howard calls for a paradigm shift in how we think about, teach, and study Black males.
Tyrone C. Howard is professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
“Anyone who is troubled by the status of Black boys in schools and society will find much that is useful in this book.”
—Shaun R. Harper, University of Pennsylvania
“This is the book that shows us how to reform practices, policies, and places in order to improve the human condition of Black males.”
—H. Richard Milner IV, University of Pittsburgh
“Howard is more than a reformer. He seeks to dismantle a system that stifles dreams, devours hopes, and destroys opportunities….He offers us a road map for how to do this and an invitation to join him in this venture. Let us hope that more than a few of those who read this book will enthusiastically accept his offer and join him in this important work.”
— From the Foreword by Pedro A. Noguera, New York University