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Biggs, Shirley A.; Musewe, Lucas O.; Harvey, Jean P. – Negro Educational Review, 2014
Our study examines the impact of adult mentoring on Black, under-resourced, urban, middle grade students. First, we explore impact of mentoring on grades earned in the context of a comprehensive program which included one-on-one mentoring and an array of out-of-school enrichment activities. We also examine the nature of mentor-mentee engagement…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Achievement, African American Students, Disproportionate Representation
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King, LaGarrett J.; Brown, Keffrelyn – Negro Educational Review, 2014
Our study examined the experiences of three middle school teachers who created their own Black History Month curriculum. Although, the relevance of Black History Month is under scrutiny by opponents who feel it marginalized the history of Black Americans, proponents of this position have failed: to account for teachers who view and use this Month…
Descriptors: African American History, African American Achievement, Middle School Teachers, History Instruction
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Duncan, Garrett Albert; McCoy, Henrika – Negro Educational Review, The, 2007
A stage model of Black adolescent racial identity from the perspective of its use by educational researchers in the United States who employ it to explain the academic and social decisions that Black youth make in secondary schools was examined. Researchers often draw on stage models to explicitly challenge forms of White dominance in studies…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Children, Racial Identification, Youth
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Willie, Charles V. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
Actually, the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision of the U.S. Supreme Court descended upon this nation as a way of checking the pervasive injustice rendered by public educational institutions on people of color, particularly African Americans. The injustices resulted from laws, regulations and other public policies promulgated or…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Court Litigation, African American Education, Personal Narratives