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  • African American Perspectives on Leadership in Schoolsby Lenoar Foster; Linda C. Tillman

    R&L Education 2009; US$ 31.99

    This book fills an educational void in the school leadership literature as it relates to historical, theoretical, intellectual and cultural understandings among those who prepare individuals for leadership in schools and for those who practice leadership in schools attended by significant numbers of African American students. Contributors to this volume... more...

  • Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books about Boysby Black Books Galore!; Donna Rand; Toni Trent Parker

    Wiley 2002; US$ 15.95

    A Treasury of Hundreds of Books that Help Boys Grow and Flourish "Images-strong, proud and happy, brave, and now also humorous . . . what a joy it is to see black faces of all shades in our children's books."-Doug E. Doug, Actor, The Bill Cosby Show "As a child . . . I wish there had been more books that reflected my world and my interests."-Earl... more...

  • Acting Blackby Sarah Susannah Willie

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    Sarah Willie asks: What's it like to be black on campus. For most Black students, attending predominantly white universities, it is a struggle. Do you try to blend in? Do you take a stand? Do you end up acting as the token representative for your whole race? And what about those students who attend predominantly black universities? How do their... more...

  • Ebonicsby David Ramirez; Terrence G. Wiley; Gerda de Klerk

    Multilingual Matters 2005; US$ 44.95

    This collection of papers, comments, and documents traces the distant and recent history of the Ebonics debate in the USA. The book examines how, despite increasing access to public education over the past century, schools continue to impose language standards and expectations on children that methodically privileges some, while disadvantaging others. more...

  • The Shame of the Nationby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    ?The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we?re committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable.? Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds... more...

  • Black Educationby Joyce E. King

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    Written for both a scholarly and a general audience, this book demonstrates a transformative role for research and a positive role for culture in learning, in the academy, and in community and cross-national contexts. Volume editor Joyce E. King is the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair of Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership at Georgia State University... more...

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universitiesby Cynthia L. Jackson

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    Historically black colleges and universities have influenced African American lives since 1837. This work provides a past and present look at their role in higher education, addressing why these institutions exist, how effective they've been, and if they are still necessary. more...

  • Overcoming the Oddsby Freeman A. Hrabowski; Kenneth I. Maton; Monica L. Greene; Geoffrey L. Greif

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 22.99

    Despite many obstacles, some African-American women are performing at exceptional levels academically. This interview-based book provides information about how and why they have succeeded - what motivates these women and how their backgrounds and family relationships have shaped them. more...

  • African American Educationby Cynthia L. Jackson

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 45.00

    Part of ABC-CLIO's ''Contemporary Education Issues'' series, this reference handbook on African American education written in an easy-to-follow format and laden with essential details reaches out to both beginners and scholars. Jackson, a former elementary school teacher who is now on the faculty at the Union Institute, Cincinnati, covers a wide range... more...

  • Education Of A University Presidentby Marvin Wachman

    Temple University Press 2005; US$ 39.50

    Marvin Wachman's parents were Russian Jewish immigrants with little formal education. Yet they instilled in their son the values of education, self-improvement, and perseverance. Because of Wachman's beliefs in human progress, he learned not only how to survive in hard times, but how to flourish. A newly minted PhD, Wachman served in World War II... more...