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ERIC Number: EJ1094153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
The Role of Schools in Educating Black Citizens: From the 1800s to the Present
Pinkney, Adrianne R.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v44 n1 p72-103 2016
Participatory citizenship among Black citizens in the United States has always been tied to access to quality education. In this literature review, I draw on scholarship analyzing the experiences of Black youth in the 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. I compare the historic and contemporary challenges facing Black citizens' active participation in democratic processes and discuss how schools have the potential to create, or hinder, the road to active citizenship. I use Critical Race Theory as a theoretical model to explore the role that race plays in educating youth for citizenship. Collectively, the reviewed studies reveal that access to high-quality education was and is still determined by one's race and affects many Black citizens' ability to participate in democracy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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