Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations (LEPF)
This dissertation used a plan, do, study, act (PDSA) cycle from improvement science toimplement a tier three intervention for African American male students in a middle school. The students who participated in the intervention were considered at-risk for school failure based upon behavior and grades in the first quarter of the school year. Community members assisted in creating a shop-talk experience for the students where they were able to engage with each other and successful African American male members of the community. Results indicate the shop-talk intervention was successful. Planning for the next PDSA cycle is discussed as well and a professional reflection on the process is included in this dissertation.
Redmond, Treveda Michelle, "Shop Talk: Decreasing The School-to-Prison Pipeline for African American Male Students" (2023). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 7178.
Northern Illinois University
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