ERIC Number: ED331905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Going to School: The African-American Experience.
Lomotey, Kofi, Ed.
This volume presents the views of a range of African-American educators on questions related to African-American academic achievement. The concern in this volume is with the persistent, pervasive, and disproportionate underachievement of African-American students. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1, "Problem Identification," comprises the following chapters: (1) "An Interview with Booker Peek" (K. Lomotey); and (2) "The State of African-American Education" (F. C. Jones-Wilson). Part 2, "Factors Affecting Academic Achievement," comprises the following chapters: (3) "Changing an Urban School: Problems of Capacity and Power" (J. R. Bliss and M. C. Carrasco); (4) "Combatting Deculturalization of the African-American Child in the Public School System: A Multicultural Approach" (F. Boateng); (5) "Policy Failure in Urban Schools: How Teachers Respond to Increased Accountability for Students" (M. J. Shujaa); (6) "Helping Black Children Succeed: The Significance of Some Social Factors" (N. M. Haynes and J. Comer); and (7) "Literacy and Schooling in Subordinate Cultures: The Case of Black Americans" (J. U. Ogbu). Part 3, "Limitations of Academic Achievement Measures," comprises the following chapters: (8) "Limitations of Current Academic Achievement Measures" (A. G. Hilliard, III); and (9) "Standardized Test Scores and the Black College Environment" (J. Fleming). Part 4, "Programs that Work," comprises the following chapters: (10) "The Madison Elementary School: A Turnaround Case" (B. A. Sizemore); (11) "Qualities Shared by African-American Principals in Effective Schools: A Preliminary Analysis" (K. Lomotey); (12) "African-American Achievement: A Research Agenda Emphasizing Independent Schools" (J. D. Ratteray); and (13) "Visions for Children: Educating Black Children in the Context of Their Culture" (J. Hale-Benson). A 283-item bibliography is appended. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Black Education, Black Students, Case Studies, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Underachievement, Urban Schools
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers: African Americans; Problem Identification