A Framework for Black Masculine Caring
Edited By Lisa Bass
Conclusion: Honoring a Pedagogy of Caring for Black Males
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Honoring a Pedagogy of Caring for Black Males
LISA R. BASS
Caring for students is central to student achievement (Cohen, 2001; Noddings, 1984), student engagement (Wentzel, 1997), and effective school reform (Delpit, 2006; Noddings, 1992, 1994; Shade & Edwards, 1987; Siddle Walker & Snarey, 2004). Therefore, learning the language and culture of caring from multiple perspectives is essential toward understanding the nuances of how Black males care and need to be cared for. This knowledge is especially needed in high-poverty and underachieving populations where change is most needed.
The ethic of care has been studied exhaustively, although not regarding Black males who often lead and attend majority minority schools. This book serves to clarify the lenses through which we view the caring styles of Black men in order to suggest effective caring practices for Black males.
Framing Black masculine caring through the lens of the ‘Black male experience’ is essential because their life experiences are different. Black males need and express care differently due to societal expectations and negative stereotypes that pervade and even threaten their very existence. Given the known challenges faced by Black males, school teachers, leaders, and community members are charged with being mindful of the these needs so that they can go on to perform to their highest potential.
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