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1. Lucas, Brandi Odom. Sweet Spirit: The Pedagogical Relevance of the Black Church for African-American Males.

Degree: Doctorate in Education, Education, 2014, Loyola Marymount University

African-American student achievement is a pervasive problem for school communities. This qualitative research explores the Black Church’s role in the bicultural development of six African-American male students. Using the critical theory of biculturalism this study seeks to determine what aspects of the Black Church experience influence the African-American male’s ability to navigate the school environment and participate in school. This dissertation study utilized to complementary methodologies, testimonies, and witnessing, to document the students experiences in the school and church communities. Data analysis included holistic-content analysis. Findings indicate the Black Church was an effective vehicle for the empowering process of biculturation. Thought its critical teachings, cultural responsive care, and engaged pedagogy, the Black Church affirms the bicultural students and helps them contend with their personal experiences with oppressive individuals and structures. The findings support the need for the Black church to participate in the education reform efforts affecting African-American students. The findings also support a renewed focus on engaging teachers in the utilization of culturally responsive care in their interactions with African-American students. Advisors/Committee Members: Antonia Darder, Ph.D., Dexter Blackman, Ph.D., Joann Smartt Gaither, Ph.D..

Subjects/Keywords: African-American males; Bicultural students; Black church; Culturally relevant pedagogy; African American Studies; Education

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APA (6th Edition):

Lucas, B. O. (2014). Sweet Spirit: The Pedagogical Relevance of the Black Church for African-American Males. (Doctoral Dissertation). Loyola Marymount University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/etd/205

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lucas, Brandi Odom. “Sweet Spirit: The Pedagogical Relevance of the Black Church for African-American Males.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, Loyola Marymount University. Accessed July 18, 2019. https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/etd/205.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lucas, Brandi Odom. “Sweet Spirit: The Pedagogical Relevance of the Black Church for African-American Males.” 2014. Web. 18 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Lucas BO. Sweet Spirit: The Pedagogical Relevance of the Black Church for African-American Males. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Loyola Marymount University; 2014. [cited 2019 Jul 18]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/etd/205.

Council of Science Editors:

Lucas BO. Sweet Spirit: The Pedagogical Relevance of the Black Church for African-American Males. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Loyola Marymount University; 2014. Available from: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/etd/205

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