Swimming Upstream: Black Males in Adult Education

Swimming Upstream: Black Males in Adult Education

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Here is an introduction to salient topics and issues affecting Black males as they engage in adult basic education programs, pursue employment, and obtain higher education. The chapters include academic research as well as program descriptions and personal narratives with a concern for the a€œlived experiencesa€ and the voices of the men. While not exhaustive, this volumne does hope to challenge commonly held stereotypes, interactions, and policies. It is designed to raise questions about the unique experiences of this specific population and to explore the sociocultural dynamics that impact their education. This is the 144th volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.Some GEDAr programs and many colleges offer employment assistance that prepares individuals with interview training, resume writing, job fairs, and searches. ... is a hard question to answer. ... because their eligibility for federal funds may be limited by the nature of their offense (U.S. Department of Education, 2013).

Title:Swimming Upstream: Black Males in Adult Education
Author:Dionne Rosser-Mims, Joni Schwartz, Brendaly Drayton, Talmadge C. Guy
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-12-15


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