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  • 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. III Hrabowski; Kenneth I. Maton; Monica L. Greene; Geoffrey L. Greif

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99

    Based on interviews with many successful young black women and their families, Overcoming the Odds provides a wealth of information about how and why they have succeeded--what motivates them, how their backgrounds and family relationships have shaped them, even how it feels to be a high academic achiever. They also discuss the challenges of moving... 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$ 40.50

    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...

  • Supporting Black Pupils and Parentsby Lorna Cork

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    Drawing on her extensive teaching experience, Lorna Cork explores the day-to-day needs and expectations of black parents and their children in education. Exclusion rates of black children in the UK and around the world continue to rise, highlighting that something is very wrong with the way their teaching and learning is supported in today?s schools.... more...

  • School District Leadership Mattersby Bruce Sheppard; Jean Brown; David Dibbon

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 116.29

    This book argues that a promising approach to education reform is through effective school district leadership. It offers practical ways to create professional learning communities and to break down traditional hierarchical bureaucracies that inhibit learning. more...

  • Literacy in African American Communitiesby Joyce L. Harris; Alan G. Kamhi; Karen E. Pollock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    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...

  • Chronicles Of Faithby Martia Graham Goodson; Frederick D. Patterson

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Chronicles of Faith records the life of a man who influenced the course of higher education for African Americans and Africans throughout the twentieth century. Patterson, orphaned soon after birth in 1901, became a veterinary scientist at Tuskegee Institute and soon thereafter--at... more...

  • 100+ Educational Strategies to Teach Children of Colorby Jawanza Kunjufu

    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...