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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99
A comprehensive and definitive guide to America's 107 historically black colleges and universities, this commemorative gift book explores the historical, social, and cultural importance of the nation's HBCUs and celebrates their rich legacy. Included in this one-of-a-kind collection are: Detailed profiles of each HBCU Illuminating portraits... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 35.95
In the 1960s, increasing numbers of African American students entered predominantly White colleges and universities in the northern and western United States. Too Much to Ask focuses on the women of this pioneering generation, examining their educational strategies and experiences and exploring how social class, family upbringing, and expectations--their... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 32.00
As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), it is important to consider the historical struggles that led to this groundbreaking decision. Four years earlier in Texas, the Sweatt v. Painter decision allowed blacks access to the University of Texas's law school for the first time. Amilcar Shabazz shows that the... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 79.99
Intends to challenge policy makers, administrators, and academics in the field of educational leadership to reassess their traditional approaches to learning, working, and planning. This book bridges the traditional divide between the generalizations of social science theory on the one hand and the world of educational practice on the other. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 59.95
This volume explores the unique sociocultural contexts of literacy development, values, and practices in African American communities. African Americans--young and old--are frequently the focus of public discourse about literacy. In a society that values a rather sophisticated level of literacy, they are among those who are most disadvantaged by low... more...
- African American Images 2008; US$ 11.95
Because the attrition rate for new teachers in high-poverty schools averages between 40% and 50% over the first five years of teaching, this investigation offers practical solutions to more than 100 of the daily challenges they face. With an emphasis on pragmatic approaches that can be accomplished in the classroom, the book argues that many of the... more...
- African American Images 2007; US$ 12.95
This challenge to influential educator Ruby Payne's theories about the impact of class differences and economics on teaching and learning puts forward other factors as better predictors of student performance. Pointing to success stories in schools that serve low-income students, this refutation of Payne's popular teacher-training program asserts... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 134.95
This is the first of two volumes that specifically addresses the subject of the disproportional decline of Black American Males in higher education. For too long, acknowledgment of this issue has been avoided for fear that it would be clearly and too painfully felt. It is apparent that this issue can no longer be ignored and the need to examine and... more...
- R&L Education 2009; US$ 26.99
Using a combination of case studies and research, the contributors of this timely book highlight some of the significant issues, historical, curricular, and societal, that have led to African American students having a proportionally larger representation in special education classes, higher drop-put rates, and more incidences of in-school, race-on-race... more...