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Urban Preparation : Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education, Hardback Book

Urban Preparation : Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education Hardback

Part of the Race and Education series


Chezare A. Warren chronicles the transition of a cohort of young Black males from Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men to their early experiences in higher education.

A rich and closely observed account of a mission-driven school and its students, Urban Preparation makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how young males of color can best be served in schools throughout the United States today. A founding teacher at Urban Prep, Warren offers a detailed exploration of what this single-sex public high school on the South Side of Chicago has managed to accomplish amid profoundly challenging circumstances.

He provides a comprehensive portrait of the school-its leaders, teachers, and professional staff; its students; and the community that the school aims to serve-and highlights how preparation for higher education is central to its mission. Warren focuses on three main goals: to describe Urban Prep's plans and efforts to prepare young Black males for college; to understand how race, community, poverty, and the school contributed, in complex and interrelated ways, to the academic goals of these students; and to offer a wide-ranging set of conclusions about the school environments and conditions that might help young Black males throughout the country succeed in high school and college.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Educational Publishing Group
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  • Category: Gender studies: men
  • ISBN: 9781682530788

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