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Closing the Education Achievement Gaps for African American Males
Closing the Education Achievement Gaps for African American Males is a research-based tool to improve the schooling experience of African American males. Editors Theodore S. Ransaw and Richard Majors draw together a collection of writings that provide much-needed engagement with issues of gender and identity for black males, as well as those of culture, media, and technology, in the context of education.

The distinguished and expert contributors whose work comprises this volume include an achievement-gap specialist for males of color, two psychologists, a math teacher, an electrical engineer, a former school principal, a social worker, and a former human rights commissioner. From black male learning styles to STEM, this book shows that issues pertaining to educational outcomes for black males are nuanced and complex but not unsolvable.
With its combination of fresh new approaches to closing achievement gaps and up-to-date views on trends, this volume is an invaluable resource on vital contemporary social and educational issues that aims to improve learning, equity, and access for African American males.
Publication Date: April 1st, 2016
209 pages| 6 in x 9 in
Theodore S. Ransaw is a research specialist for African and African American studies at Michigan State University, an educator, a writer, and a consultant.

Richard Majors, a former Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School, is an honorary associate professor at University of Colorado–Colorado Springs. Majors is the director of the Applied Centre for Emotional Literacy Leadership and Research in the UK. He is the founding editor of the Journal of African American Studies (formerly Journal of African American Men).

Early Praise

"Ransaw and colleagues strike a balance between advocacy and original research, remaining thoroughly committed to improving educational opportunities for young men of color. The writing provides an academic viewpoint laced with plenty of street cred."
Randall Boone, professor of education, University of Nevada Las Vegas