Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies
Watts, Jeri H.
Farnsworth, Elizabeth B.
Ratliff, Brian C.
How can teachers improve instructional practices during interactions with African American males, a demographic where reform initiatives have tried to reduce an achievement gap? This qualitative study will examine this issue from the perspective of African American male students and the teachers who teach African American male students. It will specifically focus on what instructional methods and overall beliefs contribute to the academic success of African American male students. Findings indicated that relationship building and culturally responsive teaching strategies were both critical components of improving achievement.
Lewis, Donna D., "Instructional Practices of Teachers and the Academic Success of African American Males at the Elementary Level" (2014). Graduate Dissertations and Theses. 14.