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  • Generating Geniusby Tony Sewell

    Institute of Education Press 2009; US$ 32.50

    The new Black boy has become the billboard for corporate industry to sell the world new toys - but he's not wanted in the boardroom. This radical book shows how Black masculinity is accepted in certain ways but rejected in others, thus challenging much mainstream thinking about the achievement of Black boys at school. more...

  • Black Boys Can Make Itby Cheron Byfield

    Institute of Education Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Dispels the myth that Black boys are synonymous with underachievement. This book shows how a good many progress into universities, albeit against the odds, and discusses the implications for policy and practice on both sides of the Atlantic. more...

  • Swimming Upstream: Black Males in Adult Educationby Dionne Rosser-Mims; Joni Schwartz; Brendaly Drayton; Talmadge C. Guy

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    Here is an introduction to salient topics and issues affectingBlack males as they engage in adult basic education programs,pursue employment, and obtain higher education. The chaptersinclude academic research as well as program descriptions andpersonal narratives with a concern for the “livedexperiences” and the voices of the men. While... more...

  • A Black Educator in the Segregated Southby Gerald L. Smith

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    Black college presidents in the era of segregation walked a tightrope. They were expected to educate black youth without sufficient state and federal funding. Yet in the African American community they were supposed to represent power and influence and to be outspoken advocates of civil rights, despite the continual risk of offending the white politicians... more...

  • Schools for Allby William Preston Vaughn

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Schools for All provides the first in-depth study of black education in Southern public schools and universities during the twelve-year Reconstruction period which followed the Civil War. In the antebellum South, the teaching of African Americans was sporadic and usually in contravention to state laws. During the war, Northern religious and philanthropic... more...

  • Negotiating Elite Talkby John Taggart Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Len Gregory is a law school student. As part of his elite law school's community outreach programme, he finds himself in a local high school several times a week passing on his own legal knowledge to the students in a course he teaches entitled Street Law. This book shows that passing on legal knowledge is not the only thing Len is doing in Street... more...

  • The Shame of the Nationby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • The Agony of Educationby Joe R. Feagin; Hernan Vera; Nikitah Imani

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The Agony of Education is about the life experience of African American students attending a historically white university. Based on seventy-seven interviews conducted with black students and parents concerning their experiences with one state university, as well as published and unpublished studies of the black experience at state universities at... more...

  • African Americans and Homeschoolingby Ama Mazama; Garvey Musumunu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Despite greater access to formal education, both disadvantaged and middle-class black students continue to struggle academically, causing a growing number of black parents to turn to homeschooling. This book is an in-depth exploration of the motivations behind black parents? decision to educate their children at home and the strategies they?ve developed... 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...