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The successes & achievements of young black males in the British educational system.

Adewoyin, Adefolaju (2007) The successes & achievements of young black males in the British educational system. EdD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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The successes & achievements of young black males in the British Educational system, for the most part has been largely ignored. The emphasis of this study is to focus on the strategies and tactics that the young black male employs to combat institutional racism in our schools. In the same vein parents, guardians and significant people in these young people lives are given positive steps as to how they can facilitate their child/children to achieve educational acumen. But the emphasis unlike numerous studies is to concentrate on the positive aspects. Policy makers, educationalists, academia and the media are fully aware of the underachievement of the black & ethnic minorities, with particular reference to Afro-Caribbean youth. There is dearth of information, in this field that documents the academic successes of these young men. Furthermore, few have come up with long-term solutions that will consolidate and give status to those who are achieving in this system. To gain a long-term perspective, one needs to explore the historical connections. If one chooses to ignore this and assume the “no problem here" attitude, then one is in danger of re-visiting the same hunting grounds and to opt for the short- term fix. For generations the education of the Empire was neglected. Hence, the young men are dealing with a historical legacy. In addition they are within an antiquated educational system. Teachers who are the main stay and anchor in our schools are in the front line. The study uses the voices of the young black men to unravel and dispel the stereotype and confound the foe. This study concentrates on Afro-Caribbean, African and those from the African diasporas. They have not been treated as a homogenous hue. Through discussion, debate, structured and semi-structured interviews, the researcher has used the voices of the young men to answer the continuing questions. They are young black British and aiming for the top.

Item Type: Thesis (EdD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Education (Sheffield)
Other academic unit: Department of Educational Studies
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.775217
Depositing User: EThOS Import Sheffield
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2019 12:59
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 12:59
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/25007

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