What is it about?

Learn about a platform for promoting a positive academic outcome for underserved Black male students in an urban educational environment.

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Why is it important?

Educators of Black male students who are committed to transformative change should consider the critical need for instruction that understands the role of culture and encourages the students to continue to learn.

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I hope this article allows people to further understand the critical position our Black boys are placed in the education system. Young Black male students should be allowed to bring their whole, authentic selves to the classroom. Pedagogy that is relevant to they who they are and responsive to who they are becoming is necessary for this specific demographic of students to thrive.

Shontoria Walker
University of Houston

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This page is a summary of: Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Influence Literacy Achievement for Middle School Black Male Students, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, December 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/jaal.1114.
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