This volume examines special issues associated with providing services and guidance to African American men. Although this group of men is like any other in its struggle with its social and economic problems, African American men experience a higher rate of murder, imprisonment, unemployment and racism. The contributors to this book provide a broad, interdisciplinary view of the possible solutions to the different problems facing African American men.
Chapter 12: Meeting the Educational Needs of Homeless and Highly Mobile African American Males
Meeting the Educational Needs of Homeless and Highly Mobile African American Males
Among the most difficult youth to reach through school or community-based programs are those who move frequently. These youth are more often than not poor, and their poverty and mobility means that they don't stay in the same school long enough to form meaningful relationships, learn valuable academic skills, or participate in fun social activities. In short, these students seem always to miss out on things that other students experience simply by being in the same school or neighborhood over time.
Mobility is not easy to define. Some studies of mobility measure cumulative moves, whereas others focus on either residential moves or school ...