ERIC Number: ED298188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Educating Black Children: America's Challenge.
Strickland, Dorothy S., Ed.; Cooper, Eric J., Ed.
This book comprises papers on effectively educating black children. The foreword is by U.S. Representative Augustus F. Hawkins; the introduction is by Ernest L. Boyer, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Section I, "School Policy: Formation and Implementation," includes the following papers: (1) "Revisiting School-Community Responsibilities in the Administration of Education" (Francis A. J. Ianni); (2) "High Standards and Great Expectations: The Foundations for Student Achievement" (Bill Honig); (3) "Administrative and Organizational Arrangements and Considerations" (Eugene E. Eubanks and Daniel U. Levine); and (4) "Educating Black Children: An Equity-Based Model" (Charles D. Moody, Sr.). Section II, "Teaching and Learning in the Classroom," includes the following papers: "It Ain't No Consolation" (Alvin F. Poussaint); (2) "Teachers: Potent Forces in the Learning Lives of Black Children" (Charlotte Kendrick Brooks); and (3) "Cooperative Learning and the Education of Black Students" (Robert E. Slavin). Section III, "The Home-School Partnership," contains the following papers: (1) Parent Participation and the Achievement of Disadvantaged Students (Carol Ascher and Erwin Flaxman); (2) "Black Family Stress and School Achievement" (James P. Comer); (3) "Growing Up Literate: Learning from Inner-City Families" (Denny Taylor and Catherine Dorsey-Gaines); and (4) "Working with Families from Diverse Backgrounds" (Patricia A. Edwards). Section IV provides keynote presentations from the National Conferences on Educating Black Children by the following speakers: (1) Mary Hatwood Futrell; (2) Marion Wright Edelman; and (3) Alease Gant. A list of references is provided for each paper. An annotated bibliography on the education of the black child, prepared by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, is included. (BJV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Black Youth, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Family School Relationship, Inner City, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, School Organization, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Urban Education
Dr. Faustine C. Jones-Wilson, Editor, Journal of Negro Education, Howard University-West Campus, 2900 Van Ness St., N.W., Washington, DC 20008.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Bureau of Educational Research.