BLACK MALES IN RURAL CONTEXTS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Erik M. Hines, James L. Moore, Renae D. Mayes, Paul C. Harris, Paul Singleton, Christian M. Hines, Chris J. Harried, Bobbi Jo Wathen

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Abstract

Rural students encounter challenges such as the achievement gap; racial inequality; little or no college counseling; higher rates of poverty; limited accessibility to college preparatory courses; and recruitment and retention of quality teachers. Moreover, Black males tend to experience the same issues; however, there is a dearth of literature around this population in rural areas. The authors describe the implications of the unique intersection of Black males in rural settings and discuss the unique challenges and opportunities presented. Specifically, academic achievement, college and career readiness, and access to employment and higher education for Black males are highlighted in this chapter. The authors provide recommendations on research and practice for educators to best serve Black males in rural settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-65
Number of pages13
JournalAdvances in Race and Ethnicity in Education
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • academic achievement
  • access
  • Black males
  • college and career readiness
  • college counseling
  • rural settings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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