Literacy Practices for African-American Male Adolescents: The Students at the Center Series

Literacy Practices for African-American Male Adolescents: The Students at the Center Series

ALFRED W. TATUM

This paper, placing student-centered learning in the context of race and gender, reviews literature on factors that impede reading achievement, provides a socio-historical perspective for advancing African-American male literacy, proposes a framework of literacy instruction, and discusses implications for research, policy, and practice. Focusing on African-American males, the author describes how current school literacy practices and policies are overly generic and miss the mark.

Source Organization: Students at the Center

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