Overcoming the Past to Create New Possibilities for Academic Achievement Among African American Males

Calvin Briggs (Southern Center for Broadening Participation in STEM, USA), Christopher K. Bass (Clark Atlanta University, USA) and Gerry White (Clark Atlanta University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 17
EISBN13: 9781799865414|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3285-0.ch001
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This chapter seeks to explore the need for the ongoing growth and development of collaborative efforts among institutions seeking to serve underserved and underprepared students, especially African American males, and their stakeholders. The chapter provides a brief historical context of public K-12 education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The objective is to provide context for today's academic challenges among African American males, subsequently providing alternatives to the current academic framework, revising the “pipeline” structure with an artery mode. This model reflects a holistic education framework that provides a strong cultural and social foundation; continuity in curriculum, education funding, and policy; and engages all constituents of the community, positively benefitting underserved families and students, particularly African American males.
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