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Acosta, Melanie M.; Foster, Michele; Houchen, Diedre F. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Although teacher diversity, teacher preparation, and student achievement are contemporary and overlapping issues, they have suffered from the absence of African American educational principles and traditions. African Americans cultivated a sophisticated system of developing and supporting numbers of African American teachers; however, U.S.…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, African American Education
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Tienda, Marta – Educational Researcher, 2017
Building on the premise that closing achievement gaps is an economic imperative both to regain international educational supremacy and to maintain global economic competitiveness, I ask whether it is possible to rewrite the social contract so that education is a fundamental right--a statutory guarantee--that is both uniform across states and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Public Education, Academic Achievement, Civil Rights
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Hodge, Samuel R. – Quest, 2014
In this paper, I engage in discourse centrally located in the ideology of race in the United States of America juxtaposed to social justice with promise for tomorrow in higher education and beyond. I assert that social justice in kinesiology requires that once hired, retaining, securing tenured status, and promoting faculty of color means having…
Descriptors: Physical Education, African American Teachers, Social Justice, Race
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Savas, Gokhan – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
This paper reviews the existing literature to discuss how critical race theory has been applied as a theoretical framework to higher educational research in the United States and what its contributions are. To provide necessary context, I will discuss race and racism in the United States, the background of US higher education in relation to race,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Critical Theory, Race
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Brown, M. Christopher, II – Journal of Negro Education, 2013
Historically Black colleges and universities are a unique institutional cohort in American higher education. These colleges have been celebrated for their achievements and critiqued for their composition at differing points during their collective history. This article addresses contemporary ebbs and flows of their relevance and reputation in the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Change, Institutional Mission
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Day, Richard; Cleveland, Roger; Hyndman, June O.; Offutt, Don C. – Journal of Negro Education, 2013
The anti-slavery ministry of Rev. John G. Fee and the unlikely establishment of Berea College in Kentucky in the 1850s, the first college in the southern United States to be coeducationally and racially integrated, are examined to further understand the conditions surrounding these extraordinary historical events. The Berea case illustrates how…
Descriptors: Educational History, State Legislation, Colleges, School Desegregation
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Crawford, Jon G.; O'Neill, Linda J. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2011
This article provides historical and legal context for recent U.S. Supreme Court school desegregation decisions. The Supreme Court's race-based and race-neutral arguments from "Brown" (1954) to "Parents Involved" (2007) are examined within their broader context. Policy implications and potential support for diversity goal…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Court Litigation, School Resegregation, Public Education
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Sanchez, Jafeth; Thornton, Bill; Usinger, Janet – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2008
This manuscript discusses proactive approaches for education leadership preparation programs to recruit and retain minority graduate students. A review of related literature is provided. The paper discusses barriers that contribute to low incidents of minority principals and minority principal candidates. Recommendations for creating pathways for…
Descriptors: Public Education, Leadership, Educational Administration, Minority Group Students
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Brown, Frank – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Public education in America continues to be viewed as being worthy of major investments to improve the county's economic position in the world. But quality education for many Americans is still not within their reach. Fifty years after the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" eliminating legal segregation of…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economic Impact, Global Approach, School Desegregation
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Allen, Walter R.; Jewell, Joseph O.; Griffin, Kimberly A.; Wolf, De'Sha S. – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
This article examines the history, present, and future of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). We begin with a brief review of the existing literature on HBCUs, considering common themes and how these institutions changed over time within a broader socio-historical landscape. In addition to historical information, we use a…
Descriptors: African American Community, Black Colleges, Higher Education, College Choice
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Klug, Beverly J.; Luckey, Angela S.; Wilkins, Sandra; Whitfied, Patricia T. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2006
Teacher candidates must metaphorically "step out of their own skins," challenging stereotypical cultural metanarratives, to teach effectively. This study describes results of collegian mentoring 1st- through 12th-grade students representing diverse ethnic and/or socioeconomic status groups in conjunction with a sophomore-level course on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Socioeconomic Status, Mentors
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Lomax, Michael L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2006
For historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), engagement is not an enhancement of their curriculum but part of their birthright. Founded in the Civil War/Reconstruction era, HBCUs had as their core mission educating freed slaves and other free black people to participate in the economy. Later, during the Jim Crow era, HBCUs educated…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Higher Education, College Students, Learner Engagement
Orfield, Gary; Lee, Chungmei – Civil Rights Project at Harvard University (The), 2004
This report examines a decade of resegregation from the time of the Supreme Court's 1991 "Dowell" decision, which authorized a return to neighborhood schools, even if that would create segregation, through the 2001-2002 school year. It goes beyond previous reports by Harvard's Civil Rights Project to study the impact of resegregation in…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Resegregation, Race, Poverty
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Gay, Geneva – Multicultural Perspectives, 2004
In this article, the author shares perspectives on "Brown v. Board of Education" that are not focused only on the immediate aftermath but range across the 50 years since. They are compilations of the perspectives and experiences of students and teachers of color more generally as they have navigated the "mazeways" of promises…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Racial Discrimination, Racial Segregation, Reflection