Best Practices for Teaching African-American Boys
Presented by: Jawanza Kunjufu
A 2010 Schott Foundation for Public Education report showed an alarming downward trend for black male students in American education: the overall graduation rate for black males in the USA was only 47% and in New York City, the district with the highest enrollment of black students, only 28% graduate on time. In this timely and topical course teachers will study the intersection of rigor, relevance and relationships that create a supportive learning environment for African-American boys in the classroom. The presenters focus on effective instructional strategies and how to bridge culture, language, learning styles and perceptions of self-image.
45 Clock Hours $279
1 Graduate Credit ** $304
3 Graduate Credits $499
** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.
Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu was educated at Morgan State, Illinois State, and Union Graduate School. He has been a guest speaker at most universities throughout the U.S., and has been a Consultant to most urban school districts. He has authored 33 books including national best sellers, Black Students: Middle Class Teachers; Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education; An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne's Poverty Theory; Raising Black Boys; 200 Plus Educational Strategies to Teach Children of Color; and his latest title, Understanding Black Male Learning Styles. His work has been featured in Ebony and Essence Magazine, and he has been a guest on BET & Oprah. He is also a frequent guest on the Michael Baisden show.