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Griffin, Karin L. – Negro Educational Review, 2013
The author examines her journey before and as she pursued tenure and promotion in the academy. She argues that the path to tenure and promotion in higher education institutions was not one designed to provide a fair and equitable process for Black female faculty who function as academic librarians. Further, she suggests that librarians in this…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Tenure, Promotion (Occupational)
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Smith, Michael J. – Negro Educational Review, 2008
Access to higher education in America is increasingly becoming a privilege for upper-class youth. On the other hand, youth in lower socioeconomic groups have less access and are increasingly marginalized and less able to compete in the college choice arena. While parental involvement is one way to fight against this unfortunate trend, parents of…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, College Choice, Females
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Dent, Harold E. – Negro Educational Review, 1987
A court order banned the use of standardized I.Q. tests in California because they disproportionately assigned Black and other minority children to special education programs. Nonbiased assessments of cognitive behavior were implemented. They emphasize processes rather than products of learning. The number of minorities in special education has…
Descriptors: Black Youth, Court Litigation, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dent, H.; And Others – Negro Educational Review, 1987
The use of standardized I.Q. tests for Blacks has been banned in California State schools. This court settlement culminated 15 years of legal action on a class action suit filed by Black parents for their children who had been disproportionately assigned to classes for the mentally retarded. (VM)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Black Students, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education