This 8 page paper provides an overview of a proposal for a study of An Early Reading Program As an Intervention to Reduce the Need for and Negative Effects of Social Promotion Among African American Males Grades K-12. This paper includes a outline of the proposal. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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and social competency and success. B. Early reading skills can influence the academic and social performance of children. C. African American students are at greater risk of problematic
behaviors and poor academic performance related to literacy issues. II. Problem Statement A. Social promotion can include negative behaviors like bullying, violence, criminality and gang participation.
B. Educational lags can result in a perceived need for self-promotion. III. Research Questions A. What impact does
literacy have on self-esteem in African American males in grades K-12. B. What are current literacy levels for African American males?
C. Does illiteracy impact an African American males choice of participation in social promotion, including gang activity, criminal behavior and bullying?
D. Can literacy programming reduce negative social promotion? E. The research hypothesis is: The
use of an early intervention reading program will improve literacy rates and reduce negative social promotion in African American males between the ages of K-12. IV. Significance of the
Study A. Increasing violence in the educational settings across the country has led to the need for fundamental changes. B. African American students are at greatest
risk. C. Zero tolerance policies have not worked. D. Early intervention and literacy improvement are necessary steps. V. Review of Literature A. The review conducted will
include a variety of sources about literacy rates and negative behaviors. B. Sources must also reflect the problem of self-esteem and self-promotion. VI. Methodology A. The