Posted in AS Sociology: Education

Education: ‘Manhood Academy’

Black British men, particularly Afro-Caribbean males are more likely to go to prison and under perform in schools. Suffering from material and cultural capital are often said to be key causes. However, most commonly, living in a single parent family headed by a female is seen as the biggest cause because young males lack a positive male model. At his ‘Manhood Academy,’ in North London, Davis Williams and several other black male mentors take on the paternal and fraternal roles they feel young men are missing.

Watch the video on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40287582

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Sociology and Media Studies teacher at Hazelwick School, West Sussex. Former teacher at Felpham Community College and Doha College

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