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dc.contributor.advisor Santamaria, Lorri en_US
dc.contributor.author Jones, Morell Jr
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-10T18:02:35Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-10T18:02:35Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-10
dc.date.submitted 2018-08-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/205480
dc.description.abstract This quantitative study focuses on the effectiveness of extracurricular programs in middle schools that serve African American and Latino males. Surveys were given to male students from a suburb just south of the Greater Los Angeles Area. For many years, these two subgroups have found themselves at the lower end of most positive academic data while topping the charts in negative data such as suspensions, attendance issues, and drop out rates. Historically, these students have been drawn towards activities at school that involve sports or entertainment. The findings show that, whereas, students feel a sense of safety and acceptance in afterschool or enrichment programs, the students do not express a strong interest in the programs that are available to them. The study also looks into how Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) programs can assist in improving relationships and self-efficacy amongst these young men. This work contributes to the educational research discourse by attempting to discover significant measures to close the achievement gap that exists between African American and Latino males and their age and grade level counterparts. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Education en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject achievement en_US
dc.subject extracurricular activities en_US
dc.subject African American males en_US
dc.subject Latino males en_US
dc.subject PBIS en_US
dc.subject middle school en_US
dc.title Extracurricular Activities and African American and Latino Males in Middle School en_US
dc.genre Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Perry, Dennis en_US

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