Date of Degree

6-2020

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Urban Education

Advisor

Juan Battle

Committee Members

Deborah Shanley

Anthony Picciano

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Leadership | Secondary Education and Teaching | Teacher Education and Professional Development

Keywords

leadership, black boys, urban, education, implicit bias

Abstract

The educational outcomes of Black males within the United States are problematic. In far too many areas of life (health, education, employment, income, and mortality), this population is overrepresented in the lowest quartile. This dissertation seeks to understand that phenomenon by systematically considering conduits and barriers to these outcomes. More specifically, by employing the High School Longitudinal Study (HSLS) data set, ecological systems theory, and critical race theory, and hierarchical regression modeling, this dissertation explores the relative impact of student-level, family-level, and school-level domains on the educational outcomes of a national sample of Black males. Given the findings, recommendations are explicated at both individual and institutional levels.

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