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An Action Research Project By Walton Gamory EDUC 7201 T Fall 2010
Table of Contents Abstract Introduction Statement of the Problem Review of Related Literature Statement of the Hypothesis Method Participants Instruments References
Introduction Historically, because teaching has been viewed as woman’s work, and that men who teach especially in the lower grades were lacking in masculinity, this has resulted in the overall reduction of male teachers. The problem is that the percentage of male teachers at the elementary school level has fallen regularly since 1981- when it reached an all time high of 18%. This reduction in the overall number of male teachers has had a negative effect on the male student population in regards to student achievement level and behavior.
Statement of the Problem Observation at PS X in the New York City elementary school system has revealed a direct correlation between student behavior and lower academic achievement in Mathematics, especially among male students of lower income single parent families.
Review of Related Literature Boys learn more from men and girls learn more from women (Marsh, HW, Martin, AJ, & Cheng, JHS,2008). Girls have better educational outcomes when taught by women and boys are better off when taught by men(Dee, 2006).
Review of Related Literature PROS: Research Supporting Male as Role Models Male role models can improve the behavior and achievement of boys. Thorton, M, & Bricheno, P. (2007). Bandura, A. (1986). social foundations of thought and action; a social cognitive theory. Prentice-Hall,NJ: Englewood Cliffs. PROS: Research Supporting Male as Role Models Matching teachers and pupils by gender will improve boys’ engagement with school. (TDA 2005) Pupils do better when there’s a match between characteristics of pupils and teachers in terms of gender and ethnicity. Carrington, B., & Shelton, C. (2003).
Review of Related Literature CONS: Arguments Against Male as Role Models Policy makers and practitioners positioned the African American male teacher as a one-dimensional “role model.” (Dawson 2001). Matching teachers and children by gender and ethnicity has little impact on attainment. (Ehrenberg, Goldhaber and Brewer 1995)
Review of Related Literature CONS: Arguments against Male as Role Models More research is needed on why race and gender influence achievement. This approach could have the unintended consequence of harming student who do not share the minority teacher’s demographic traits. (Dee 2005) Cerve, K. (2010, March 23). Program aims to channel more black males into teaching, particularly at elementary level. Beaufort Gazette,S C-USA, p. 1-4
Statement of the Hypothesis Ninety minutes of weekly instructional intervention by a male teacher will decrease behavioral problems and improve academic achievement in mathematics for fourth and fifth grade male students from low- income, single female parent households who attend urban public school X.
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