ERIC Number: ED484919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Reference Count: 7
Maximizing the Achievement of African American Children in Kanawha: An Evaluation of a Community Initiative
Cairo, Leslie, III
AEL partnered with the Kanawha County Schools (West Virginia) and African American community leaders to explore ways to narrow the achievement gap between African American and White students being served by the district. This report documents an effort to engage members of the African American community and a school district administration in dialogues on race and education. The report includes firsthand accounts of perceptions on the racial achievement gap in education from school district personnel, members of the African American community, parents, and teachers. Findings suggest that the strategies used by AEL and the school district to support cooperation among stakeholders contributed to a better understanding of the needs of African American students and ultimately could help close the gap in achievement.
Descriptors: Student Needs, White Students, School Districts, Community Leaders, African American Students, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Strategies
AEL, Post Office Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348. Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free); Fax: 304-347-0487; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ael.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.