The Boys Aren’t Broken, The Systems Are: Changing the Narrative about Young Men of Color (2018)

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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

AUTHORS: Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University in collaboration with the Research Alliance for New York City Schools and the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

Voices in Urban Education

Below is an excerpt. Click here to access this article.

Scholars and practitioners in school districts around the country are collaborating to build an asset-based counter-narrative about young men of color and develop evidence-based strategies to better serve them. However, these change agents do not always have a chance to work with their peers in other districts to collectively challenge structural racism.
This issue of Voices in Urban Education builds on a 2017 conference, sponsored by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and organized by NYU and AISR, that aimed to address this need. Researchers and practitioners from seven sites gathered in New York City to share system-level strategies that challenged deficit mindsets and implicit bias, nurtured healthy and respectful relationships, and developed culturally sustaining practices. In this VUE issue, you will read some of their stories.

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