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Love, Jamica Nadina – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The use of interpretative phenomenological analysis served as a lens to direct the researcher in making meaning of the experiences of African American college presidents leading predominantly White institutions with race-conscious affirmative action policies in higher education. This study was a chronicle of the voices of African American college…
Descriptors: African Americans, College Presidents, Affirmative Action, College Admission
Sweatt, Tony E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Primary and secondary schools across the nation are becoming increasingly heterogeneous, yet the teacher population remains homogenous. In fairness, this is not a new issue: At the turn of the century, Whites represented a significant aggregate of the teacher population: 73% in the inner city; 81% in suburban schools; 91% in small towns; and 98%…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, African American Teachers, Institutional Characteristics, Whites
Blanton, Anthony Shane – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools was born out of the turbulent years of the Civil Rights Era. "Plessy v. Ferguson" in 1896 had established the doctrine of separate but equal facilities, including schools. While the decision in "Brown v. Board of Education," handed down by the Supreme Court in 1954, ruled that…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Equal Education, Access to Education, School Segregation
Hodges, Richard Allen – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore factors leading to the founding of the Virginia Technical College System (VTCS). These factors are observed primarily within the timeframe of 1954-1966. The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) evolved from the Technical College System, and began in 1964. Classes started at the first technical colleges…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Colleges, Educational History, Community Colleges
Williams, Randolph, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
From 1959 to 1964, approximately 1,700 Black children in Prince Edward County, Virginia were denied schooling, due to the county leaders' decision to close schools--a defiant response to federal racial desegregation mandates stemming from "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954, 1955). Yet from one of the most extreme cases of injustice in…
Descriptors: African American Students, School Closing, Resilience (Psychology), Educational Attainment
Nesmith, Leo, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine and describe the relationship between a school's percentage of African American students enrolled and the placement of an African American principal for all of Florida's K-12 traditional public schools during the academic year 2010-2011. This study also sought to determine if this relationship was moderated…
Descriptors: Principals, Placement, African Americans, Public Schools
Campbell, Judith Jordan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Over several years the American public educational system has failed to address one of the most infuriating problems faced by our nation, narrowing the achievement gap in urban districts with urban learners. Historically, minority students have not paralleled the academic performance of their White counterparts. This holds true with standardized…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Urban Schools, Minority Group Students, White Students
Oatsvall, Sarah M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Amid the current resegregation of the nation's schools this dissertation extends previous research regarding the impact, success, and failure of desegregation efforts following "Brown v. Board of Education." This study broadly examines individual opinions on school desegregation over the last forty years. Thus, the current study presents…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Resegregation, Stakeholders, Opinions
McCullough, Carla M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
"Brown v. Board of Education" (1954) was a significant court case fought to provide equal educational opportunities for African-American students. Though the case was fought with good intentions, there may have been unintended consequences that occurred due to the policy implementation. The purpose of this research was to explore the…
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, Educational Policy, Mixed Methods Research, Urban Schools
Vieni-Vento, Sarah R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This executive position paper proposes a legal process by which undocumented students enrolled in career and technical schools can obtain cooperative employment and pursue post-secondary opportunities. The recommended process is based on the current plight of undocumented students who are caught between harsh federal immigration policies and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Undocumented Immigrants, Students, Vocational Schools
Beal, Emma Mumphery – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In this study I used autoethnography to analyze fifty years of African-American educational history in Georgia. The impetus for the study was the Atlanta cheating scandal, widely interpreted as a character problem for individual teachers and administrators. As a lifelong resident of Georgia, a student, a public school teacher, and a parent, it…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Autobiographies, African American History, African American Students
Conrad-Curry, Dea – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Opportunity to learn via public education has origins in the mid-nineteenth-century as a response to Horace Mann's argument that educating girls as well as boys would build a collectively more prosperous society. Over the years, educational reform through the judicial and legislative branches of government has continued to balance opportunity to…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, High School Students, Measures (Individuals)
Trevino, John Albert – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this historical case study was to add to the literature an analysis of the landmark legal case of Jose Cisneros v. CCISD. The outcome of this case established Mexican Americans as an ethnic minority and set the legal precedent that the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Topeka ruling could be extended to other minorities beyond…
Descriptors: Busing, African American Students, Private Schools, Civil Rights
Turner, Michelle R. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Despite moderate gains in equal educational opportunities over the past 60 years, low-income students of color continue to lag behind their middle-class, White peers. This is particularly true for first-generation Latina/o students who: (a) have the highest K-12 drop-out rate than any other ethnic group in U.S. schools; (b) are underrepresented in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Interviews, Dual Enrollment, Hispanic American Students
Smith, Maurice W. J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Fifty-two years after "Brown v. Board of Education" and 42 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, there remains a declining presence of Black teachers and administrators in the United States. As powerful role models for all students, especially Black students, Black educators are crucial to the increasing minority student population…
Descriptors: Principals, Role Models, Rating Scales, Probability
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