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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • I'll Find a Way or Make Oneby Dwayne Ashley; Juan Williams; Adrienne Ingrum

    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...

  • Too Much to Askby Elizabeth Higginbotham

    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...

  • Advancing Democracyby Amilcar Shabazz

    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...