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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...