Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males

By Freeman A. Hrabowski III; Kenneth I. Maton et al. | Go to book overview

Index
academic achievement
Black fathers' recognition of, 39-41
of Black males, ix, x, 7, 13, 19, 36-38
Black mothers' role in, 73-77, 91, 93-94
economic status and, 13
adversity, overcoming, by Black persons, 35 Africa
Black extended families in, 30, 220(n41)
Black fathers' role in, 26
African American. See Black(s)
African cultural heritage, Blacks' respect for, 57-58, 60, 92, 96, 191, 201
AIDS, Black men and, 8, 24, 44
alcoholism, 87, 127
Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP), 199, 209, 210, 222(n33)
ambition, of Black youth, x
aptitudes, of Black youth, 164-166
Asian Americans, higher education of, 7
attention deficit disorder, in Black son, 74
authoritarian parenting, in Black families, 33, 132, 213(n21)
Baltimore, minority students in, 11, 18, 85-86
BASIC computer program, 162
behavioral problems, of Black youth, 9
Beyond the Classroom (Steinberg), 204
Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs, 201
Billingsly, Andrew, 13-14
Billson, C., 8, 10
Blacks
underrepresentation in gifted programs, 10
White attitudes toward, 82-83
Black children, education of, viii
Blacked Out (Fordham), 202
Black families
child-rearing issues in, 41-51, 70
definition of, 14
economic status of, 13
extended. See Extended families
family rituals in, 50-51
gender roles in, 31-32, 67
involvement with Meyerhoff Scholars Program, 172
labor division in, 32
parenting components in, 34-35
role in sons' education, xi-xii, 3-22, 203
sibling role in, 32-35
two-parent households in, 25, 54-57, 63, 103-104, 122-128
Black fathers
discipline by, 45-47
education of, 54-55
parenting role of, 6-7, 14-15, 19, 35-46, 126-128, 191-192, 194, 213(n20)
recognition of sons' talent by, 39-41
as single parents, 51-54
sons raised by, 23-61, 103-104, 129-130
views on Meyerhoff Scholars Program, 180
Black females, Black fathers' attitude toward, 33
Black males
academic and social integration of, 169-170
academic success of, keys for, 201-204
disadvantages of, 8
education of, 6, 10-13, 148-187
health and mental health of, 9
marriage of, 28
mother relationships of, 62-100
motivation and support of, 168-169
rearing of, 14
successful, 3-22, 61
Black mothers
case studies on, 90-95
education of, 65, 216(n8)
parenting role of, 14-15, 19, 32, 95-96, 189-191
recognition of sons' talent by, 77-80
relationships with sons, 62-100
as single parents. See single mothers
stereotypes of, 19
as teachers, 159

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - Successful African American Males and Their Families 3
  • 2 - Father-Son Relationships: The Father's Voice 23
  • Summary 57
  • 3 - Mother-Son Relationships: The Mother's Voice 62
  • Summary 95
  • 4 - The Son's Perspective 101
  • Summary 137
  • 5 - Parenting and Educating for Success in Math and Science: from Early Childhood to College 148
  • Summary 166
  • Summary 170
  • Summary 184
  • Summary 187
  • 6 - Parenting African American Males for the Twenty-First Century: What We Have Learned 188
  • Appendix a Overview of Study Procedure 206
  • Appendix B National Science Foundation Minority Student Development Programs 209
  • Notes 211
  • References 227
  • Index 237
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