Swimming upstream : black males in adult education / Dionne Rosser-Mims [and three others], editors.

San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2014]
New directions for adult and continuing education ; no. 144.
New directions for adult and continuing education ; number 144, Winter 2014
1 online resource (255 p.)
African American men -- Education -- Social aspects.
Adult education.
African American men -- Education (Higher)
African American men -- Social conditions.
African American college students.
Electronic books.
Here is an introduction to salient topics and issues affecting Black males as they engage in adult basic education programs, pursue employment, and obtain higher education. The chapters include academic research as well as program descriptions and personal narratives with a concern for the "lived experiences" and the voices of the men. While not exhaustive, this volumne does hope to challenge commonly held stereotypes, interactions, and policies. It is designed to raise questions about the unique experiences of this specific population and to explore the sociocultural dynamics that impact th
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Editors' Notes; Introduction; Chapter Summaries; Acknowledgments; References; 1: Race, the Black Male, and Heterogeneous Racisms in Education; The Significance of Race in Education; The Relevance of Race to Educational Practice; Conclusion; References; 2: The (End)angered Black Male Swimming Against the Current; The Historical Character of Dominant Racial Narratives About Black Men; Imagining Black Men: Endangered, At Risk, Invisible; Black Male Exceptionalism and Postracialism; Swimming Against the Current: The Black Male Counter Narrative
Implications for PracticeClosing Reflections on Gendered Racism and Black Males; References; 3: The Good Provider: Missing or Overlooked?; Literature Review; Research Design; Findings of the Study; Implications for Practice; Acknowledgments; References; 4: High School Equivalency as Counter-Space; Counter-Space Defined; The Ethnographic Study: The Young Men and Prior Schooling; The GED® Program as Counter-Space; Conclusion; References; 5: A New Normal: Young Men of Color, Trauma, and Engagement in Learning; Theoretical Framework; Findings; Implications for Practice; References
6: The Reentry Adult College Student: An Exploration of the Black Male ExperienceIntroduction; Theoretical Framework; Educational Trajectory: Historical and Contemporary Patterns; Method; Findings; Conclusion and Implications for Further Research; References; 7: Returning to School After Incarceration: Policy, Prisoners, and the Classroom; Past and Present Policies: A War of Sorts; Culture Shock: Returning to School; A Healthy Classroom Climate; The War Continues: The Battle Can Be Won; References; 8: Empty Promise: Black American Veterans and the New GI Bill
The Black Male Returning ServicemanThe GI Bill: Past and Present; Implications for Adult Education; Conclusion; References; 9: Black Males and Adult Education: A Call to Action; Understanding Lived Experience; Implications for Future Research; Implications for Adult Educators and Adult Education Practice; References; Advert; Index; Wiley End User License Agreement
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Rosser-Mims, Dionne, editor.
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