Literacy: Black Men Ages 16-24 Are Still Behind

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Ed.D. in Leadership for Organizations


Department of Educational Administration


Advisor: Ricardo Garcia


Black men on a national level have historically demonstrated their inability to read at the appropriate grade level (Tatum, 2015). Upon a closer analysis of this phenomenon, Washington (1998) posits that attitude has a profound effect on literacy rates because it has the power to cause BLack men to either be drawn to literature or avoid it. Interventions were deployed that consisted of five lesson plans that introduced and reinforced five various aspects of society (i.e., economics, politics, courts, media, and education). Founded upon Turkel’s (2021) work, a pre-test and post-test were composed of a 12-question Likert scale instrument to answer the research question, “What is the impact of culturally responsive pedagogy on Black men’s attitudes towards reading?”


Literacy, Black Men 16–24, Attitude Towards Literature and Culturally Responsive Teaching

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