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Agosto, Vonzell; Karanxha, Zorka – Negro Educational Review, 2012
We describe the lived experiences of a Black Woman educational leader who has studied and worked in the academy and in the field of K-12 education. This partial life history, excavated through the tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT), illuminates the social construction of race and the pervasiveness and permanence of racism. We determined through…
Descriptors: Interviews, Religious Factors, Instructional Leadership, Faculty
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Gavazzi, Stephen M.; Russell, Christiana M.; Khurana, Atika – Negro Educational Review, 2009
Disproportionately large numbers of Black youth experience repeated encounters with the juvenile justice system, and often these same youth present with a variety of school-related difficulties. Data from a sample of 842 Black males, assessed in five Ohio juvenile courts using the Global Risk Assessment Device (GRAD), are used to describe the…
Descriptors: African American Children, Learning Problems, Student Behavior, Academic Achievement
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Dorsey, Dana Thompson – Negro Educational Review, 2008
In June 2007, the United States Supreme Court rendered its most recent decision on the constitutionality of race-based education policies. The Court decided that race-based student assignment policies implemented in two school districts to ensure racially integrated schools violated the United States Constitution. Since the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation, Affirmative Action
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Durden, Tonia Renee – Negro Educational Review, The, 2007
During the early 1970s, scholars, parents, and educators began a campaign for schooling experiences that were culturally affirming for Black children. This community of concerned individuals vested their energy and support in schools that subscribed to a worldview and ideology of education that focused on enriching the holistic development of…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Children, Ideology, Afrocentrism
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Rucker, Walter C.; Jubilee, Sabriya Kaleen – Negro Educational Review, The, 2007
As slavery ended, Black Georgians developed unique solutions to the many problems they faced in attaining literacy and other educational goals. In terms of some of their earlier efforts, we describe a pattern in which local Black communities in Georgia sought to create and fund their own schools at primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. In…
Descriptors: Social Change, African Americans, African American Culture, Literacy Education
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Morgan, Harry – Negro Educational Review, The, 2006
This study accessed selected social values held by children toward racially different peers within the context of school related experiences. The degree of social acceptance by Black and White children of each other was quantified. Using a modified social distance scale first developed by Park and Borgadus, seven statements were scaled to seek…
Descriptors: Social Values, African American Students, Social Attitudes, Social Development
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Marable, Manning – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
In measuring the shortcomings of "Brown's" victory and legacy, the author tells us to remember that Robert Carter--best known as one of the principal attorneys who won the famous "Brown v. Board of Education" case--never underestimated the enormous difficulty of achieving racial fairness through the desegregation of public schools, or the…
Descriptors: African American Children, Urban Schools, Educational Opportunities, Affirmative Action
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Brown, Bryan A. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
This review examines twenty years of research (1985-2005) on African-American students in science education. This analysis identified three types of research studies on African-Americans. First, a series of studies provided status reports of African-American students' performance in science. Second, a series of studies highlighted cultural…
Descriptors: Science Education, African American Students, Meta Analysis, Bibliometrics
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Parsons, Eileen Carlton; Travis, Crystall; Simpson, Jamila Smith – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
The Nation is ill-equipped to meet the future demands for scientists to sustain scientific disciplines and the scientific literacy required in this technological era. In response to this state of affairs, reforms promote quality science for all but provide little guidance on how to achieve it. This study describes an approach that uses cultural…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Academic Achievement
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Moses-Snipes, Pamela R.; Snipes, Vincent T. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
Today, it has become fashionable to discuss "closing the achievement gap." People know that an achievement gap exists. The question is, what can be done to close it? In 2005, approximately 50 years after the first Brown vs. Board of Education court case, the authors issue the official call for others to join them in researching the mathematics and…
Descriptors: Researchers, Cultural Awareness, Court Litigation, Mathematics Achievement
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Harvey, William B.; Harvey, Adia M. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
This article has two parts. In the first part, William B. Harvey shares his life story as a Brown baby. According to him, segregation was mean and ugly and humiliating. It was a state of affairs that made you know your place and that kept you in your place. If you were colored or Negro or Black or African American, your place was at the bottom.…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, School Desegregation, Urban Areas, Desegregation Litigation
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Lattimore, Randy – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
Life continues to change for minority children in general and African American children in particular in public schools where federal legislation mandates extensive high-stakes testing. Although high-stakes testing is a prominent element of public schooling in the United States, it has generated serious concerns from one of its primary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Tests, Federal Legislation, Interviews
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Boulter, Lyn – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
Childhood and youth violence in the schools is a major concern in the United States. School-associated violent deaths between 1194 and 1999 have increased, and significantly more students report taking a weapon to school. This paper discusses the causes and correlates of school violence, including the accumulation of social and psychological risk…
Descriptors: School Support, Prevention, Risk, Prosocial Behavior