Urban Preparation

Urban Preparation

Young Black Men Moving From Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education

Paperback - 2017
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Chezare A. Warren chronicles the transition of a cohort of young Black males from Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men to their early experiences in higher education. A rich and closely observed account of a mission-driven school and its students, Urban Preparation makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how young males of color can best be served in schools throughout the United States today. A founding teacher at Urban Prep, Warren offers a detailed exploration of what this single-sex public high school on the South Side of Chicago has managed to accomplish amid profoundly challenging circumstances. He provides a rich portrait of the school--its leaders, teachers, and professional staff; its students; and the community that the school aims to serve--and highlights how preparation for higher education is central to its mission. Warren focuses on three main goals: to describe Urban Prep's plans and efforts to prepare young Black males for college; to understand how race, community, poverty, and the school contributed, in complex and interrelated ways, to the academic goals of these students; and to offer a wide-ranging set of conclusions about the school environments and conditions that might help young Black males throughout the country succeed in high school and college--Provided by Publisher.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9781682530771
9781682530788
Characteristics: pages cm
Additional Contributors: Brooms, Derrick R. - Author

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