The Gathering of Leaders A CONTEMPLATION OF EDUCATING THE BLACK MALE YOUTH

The Gathering of Leaders

A CONTEMPLATION OF EDUCATING THE BLACK MALE YOUTH
JUNE 5, 2007   WHEELOCK COLLEGE      Brookline, MA

FACT:  Only 1 in 40 Black Males make it to college. 

On June 5th I attended a seminar at Wheelock College.  The topic for discussion was Black male schools educating the Black Male Youth.

ISSUES DISCUSSED:

Effective models

Gender equity

Political will

Single sex environment

Male learning styles needed

Positive role models

Diverse teachers with compassion

Quality teachers/recruit and retain

Cultural history needs to be built into curriculum

WHY: 

Because there is compelling data

Because of misdiagnosis of Black males (e.g., special ed track)