ERIC Number: EJ1094153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 114
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.
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, African American Students, Barriers, Access to Education, Democracy, School Role, Critical Theory, Race, Racial Discrimination, Citizenship Education, Role of Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Literature Reviews
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001