Cherrel Miller Dyce, assistant professor of education, collaborated with colleagues from Bowie State University in Maryland to present research on black males in education at the Institute for Study of African American Child (iSAAC) Conference on Research Directions (CORD) held May 3-6, 2015 in Hilton Head, S.C.
The symposium titled “African American Scholars Boldly Challenging Deficit Perspectives of African American Males throughout the Kindergarten to College Pipeline” was organized by Julius Davis, assistant professor of mathematics education at Bowie State University. He began the symposium by discussing recent events in Baltimore, Md. involving 25-year-old Freddie Gray and 50-year-old Walter Scott in Charleston, S.C. as well as black boys and young men who have been senselessly murdered as a way of paying homage to them and discussing how panelists’ research seeks impact the lives of black boys and young men.
Cherrel Miller Dyce, assistant professor of education and faculty fellow for the Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education, started the presentations with “A Gathering of the Brotherhood: Mentoring African American Males in Elementary School”. Davis provided the second presentation titled ““I Know I’m Smart’: A Response from African American Middle School Boys who are Bored and Unchallenged in Urban Mathematics Classrooms”. The third presentation titled “Built Strong: The Lived Experiences of Resilient At-Risk African American High School Male Students” was provided by Bowie State University doctoral candidate, Dijaria Henderson-Greene. Wilbur Parker, assistant professor of educational leadership, provided the last research presentation titled “Exemplary African American Male Teachers of African American Males”.