African American Male Students and the Achievement Gap: Building a Successful

  • S. Kent Butler University of Central Florida

Abstract

This article explores the systemic inequalities found within educational systems that have long hampered educational achievements within the African American community, especially oppressions that continue to hinder the accomplishments made by young African American males. The achievement gap along with the history and culture of oppression are examined in relation to social supports and feelings of belonging to provide professional school counselors with effective interventions and strategies to utilize when serving this population.

Author Biography

S. Kent Butler, University of Central Florida
EDepartment of Educational and Human Sciences, P. O. Box 161250, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816
Published
2012-08-08
How to Cite
Butler, S. K. (2012). African American Male Students and the Achievement Gap: Building a Successful. Revista Interamericana De Psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 45(2). https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v45i2.147