Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership (ProDEL)
School of Education
Rick R McCown
Gretchen G. Generett
Earon R. Williams
Black, Education, Equity, Improvement, Males, Racism
This dissertation in practice investigates the problem of systemic racism fostering a culture of low expectations for Black males in public schools. This work frames this problem as a matter of social justice and utilizes Critical Race Theory to examine how it robs Black males of their academic potential. This work argues that to address this problem, educators must engage in learning opportunities that help to identify and challenge their race-based assumptions and stereotypes, develop their racial consciousness, cultural competencies, and professional practices, and recognize, interrupt, and address systemic racism. Provided is a working agenda that offers recommendations for how to implement designs for action at a district level that will build networked improvement communities to work toward the improvement of the quality of education offered to Black males.
Nelson, S. (2014). Are You My Brother's Keeper: Challenging the Systemic Racism That Fosters Low Expectations for Black Males in Public Schools (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/971