ERIC Number: EJ835447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
Segregation, Desegregation, and Resegregation in Cincinnati: The Perspective of an African American Principal
Brown, Lionel H.; Beckett, Gulbahar H.; Beckett, Kelvin S.
Journal of School Leadership, v16 n3 p265-291 May 2006
Recent research on "Brown v. Board of Education" has emphasized continuing disparities in the education of White and African American students. This research has used the failure of desegregation to account for persisting gaps in White and Black school funding, teacher qualifications, and student achievement. But the current focus on the failure of desegregation has overshadowed an equally significant but underreported success in the area of improving education for African American students. According to the most recent findings on student achievement, for example, the gaps between African American and White students are again narrowing, in some cases approaching zero. The present article shows that the failure of desegregation is not the only, nor is it likely to prove to be the most enduring, legacy of "Brown." At the same time that desegregation was being resisted and ultimately reversed in Cincinnati, as elsewhere, "Brown" was inspiring an emphasis on quality education that resulted in two of the city's worst-performing Black schools' being transformed into schools of excellence.
Descriptors: Principals, African American Leadership, School Desegregation, School Resegregation, School Segregation, Urban Schools, African American Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, African American Students, Academic Achievement, Court Litigation, Critical Theory, Race
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education