University Circle United Methodist Church in Cleveland, Ohio partnered with Mary B. Martin School to address academic achievement disparities for low performing African-American males. If students participate in faith and culturally based extended school programs, then their academic performance improves. Explorations from qualitative research during a church led after school program were expounded. The approach incorporated prophetic activism based on themes of spirituality, educational inequity, and social learning and critical race theories. The data suggests partnerships between churches and schools improve outcomes for African-American male students.
|Advisor:||Cummings, Kenneth W., Walker, Robert|
|Commitee:||Walker, Mary, Thompson, Cynthia, McPherson, Gary, Smith, Tor|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Middle School education, Theology|
|Keywords:||Black Liberation Theology, Black Studies, Critical Race Theory, Faith Based Activism, Prophetic Activism, Social Learning Theory|
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