Boys and young men of color, on average, lag behind their peers on preschool skills by age 2 and never catch up academically. When these students struggle in school, it is often because of problems with person-environment fit. The quality of the fit depends on how well students can assume the roles that teachers, counselors, and administrators expect of them; how willing and able those educators are to adapt to student needs; and whether peer influences conflict with academic requirements. This factsheet summarizes strategies to achieve a person-environment fit that can lead to better educational outcomes for boys and young men of color.
To reuse content from Urban Institute, visit copyright.com, search for the publications, choose from a list of licenses, and complete the transaction.