THE RESEARCH PHASE: Two University of Texas College of Education professors were fed up with hearing about the lack of available research on the education of black males. They embarked on a mission to collect elusive scholarly works that would inform researchers, educators, policymakers and journalists grappling with questions about roadblocks to black male academic success.
The Black Male Education Research Collection is the fruit of professors Louis Harrison and Anthony Brown’s efforts. The website is a collection of hundreds of scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals that focus on topics from mentoring and psychological health to sports and athletics. The accessible, web-based repository also includes interviews and videos from scholars on black male education.
“This body of scholarship is designed to educate and inform decision-makers of the disparities taking place in today’s education system,” Brown tells UT News.