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ERIC Number: EJ863687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0584
A "Model School": Alabama State College Laboratory High School, 1920-1969--A Study of African Americans' Dedication to Educational Excellence during Segregation
Pierson, Sharon
American Educational History Journal, v36 n1 p171-189 2009
This paper presents an early phase of a research on the history of Alabama State College Laboratory School, 1920 to 1969. The research contributes new, critical history to the current story of segregated schooling and offers a more complete picture as to the richness that the African American culture, community, and dedication to educational excellence brought to the segregated learning and teaching environment. While the last two decades have seen an increase in scholarship that presents evidence of African Americans' significant contributions to education, a more balanced account of education during segregation is still far from complete. This initial reporting provides a snapshot of the Laboratory School's history, the demographics of the Lab School population, perceptions of the students and faculty, and an overview of curriculum and teaching. This case study helps fill the gap in the current historical accounts of African American education. It investigates the importance of African American culture and community and offers a fresh reporting and analysis of the quality of education for African American citizens at Alabama State College Laboratory School during the period 1920 to 1969.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama