Two African American scholars at the University of Texas at Austin have created The Black Male Education Research Collection. The new website is a repository of research on issues relating to Black men in all levels of education, with a special emphasis on higher education. The website was developed by Anthony Brown and Louis Harrison of the department of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Harrison reports that ““Dr. Brown and I, as well as researchers across the nation, have dedicated our research focus to understanding and providing critical analyses of the questions and concerns surrounding Black males in the educational arena. Yet we have heard a constant refrain about the scarcity of this research, which we found perplexing.”
The focus of the new website extends from kindergarten through higher education and includes everything from mentoring, psychological health, and sports/athletics. The goal of the initiative is to educate and inform academics, policy makers, journalists, and mentors of the disparities taking place in today’s education system that relate to Black men.
This collection of research is composed primarily of peer-reviewed journal articles. But books, book reviews, magazines, or dissertations may be added at a later date.