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Manyam, Suneetha B.; Davis, Terah L. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2020
Group therapy plays a prominent role in trauma healing through resiliency for African American children and adolescents. Understanding how groups can facilitate change for this population is crucial to become a culturally competent counselor. Further, studying the best practices of group work is essential to better serving African Americans.…
Descriptors: Trauma, Group Therapy, African Americans, Children
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Cheng, Yi-Ju; Smith, LaToya; Ritzi, Rochelle; Wagner, Terra; Pertuit, Terry L. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2020
In addition to the normal developmental tasks, racial and ethnic minority youth may experience other unique challenges that are related to their social, cultural, and structural positions in the US. Specifically, African American adolescents are at increased risk for dropping out of schools and engaging in health risk behaviors due to contextual…
Descriptors: Group Counseling, Adolescents, African Americans, Counselor Qualifications
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Boyd Acuff, Joni – Art Education, 2020
In 1994, cultural critic Mark Dery coined the term "Afrofuturism" to refer to "speculative fiction that treats African-American themes and addresses African-American concerns in the context of twentieth-century technoculture--and, more generally, African-American signification that appropriates images of technology and a…
Descriptors: African American Culture, African Americans, African American Community, Cultural Maintenance
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Deroo, Matthew R.; Watson, Vaughn W. M. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2020
This qualitative study, based on data from an ongoing after-school literacy and songwriting initiative, examines the multiliteracy practices of Noriah Rose and Koral, Black adolescent girls, and their socially situated meaning-making and sharing about loss. Specifically, we asked, "In what ways do youth grapple with complicated meanings of…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Literacy Education, Singing, Musical Composition
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Prier, Darius D. – Urban Education, 2019
An African American community and an all-White school board struggled along racial lines over re-naming an elementary school. In opposition to the name change, the school district enforced its school naming policy via a race-neutral approach in practice. The study chronicles an African American community's successful political actions in…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Elementary Schools, African American Community, Boards of Education
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Williams, Nathaniel Andrew; Ware, Caroline – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2019
Using counter-storytelling, this manuscript provides auto-ethnographies from two Black-biracial scholars. The authors' narratives present an intimate account of how being half - Black is experienced by Black-biracial individuals. Specifically, this study details the accounts of how two Black-biracial scholars, who don't fit into the rigid…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Multiracial Persons, Racial Relations, African Americans
Davenport, Sheron – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This dissertation follows a three article format. The articles represent a building upon research with the first article exploring the history of Black women leadership in the U.S. and the need to incorporate the leadership traits of Black mothers in educational leadership. The second article, through critical phenomenological inquiry, allows…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Leadership, College Students
Outlaw Barmore, Lee Kimball – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The lived experiences of African American lesbians who attended historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have not received sufficient empirical attention; therefore, this study was conducted to understand and describe their experiences. The study followed a qualitative phenomenological approach. The multidimensional identity model,…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Black Colleges, African American Students, Student Experience
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Butler, Alana – Gender and Education, 2019
Quiltmaking has historically been an art form and socio-political tool among African-American women. This paper will examine quiltmaking among African-American women as a radical form of pedagogy that is grounded in an ethic of care. From the historical roots of slavery to contemporary social movements like "Black Lives Matter,"…
Descriptors: Handicrafts, African Americans, Females, African American History
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Ward Randolph, Adah; Robinson, Dwan V. – Urban Education, 2019
This research explores the historical development of African American teacher and principal hiring and placement in Columbus, Ohio, from 1940 to 1980. In 1909, the Columbus Board of Education established Champion Avenue School creating a de facto segregated school to educate the majority of African American children and to employ Black educators.…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, African American Students, African American Community, Urban Areas
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James-Gallaway, ArCasia D. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2019
This paper uses Derrick Bell's interest convergence principle, which argues that whites will support racial justice efforts only if they believe they will see gains for themselves, to examine white philanthropic support of Black education in the postbellum South and in current school reforms. Using the concept of "bad" (or compromising)…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Whites, African American Education, Geographic Regions
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Howard, Philip S. S.; James, Carl E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
State schooling in North America has drastically under-served Black communities, and much educational research has explored visions of schooling that might provide a more relevant and socially just educational experience for Black students. Toronto's Africentric Alternative School is the product of just such a vision. This article explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African American Teachers, African American Community, Afrocentrism
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Zygmunt, Eva; Cipollone, Kristin; Tancock, Susan; Clausen, Jon; Clark, Patricia; Mucherah, Winnie – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Although there has been significant research examining the practice of culturally responsive teaching, little empirical work to date has examined the role that community-engaged, teacher preparation models play in shaping prospective teachers' orientation toward cultural responsiveness. This study of 60 preservice teacher candidates enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Transformative Learning, Community Involvement
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
"Detroit" and "Step" are two recent movies in the context of urban riots in protest of police brutality. They refer to time periods separated by half a century, but there are common themes in the two that seem appropriate to both times. The movies are not primarily concerned with the riot events, but the riot is a major…
Descriptors: African American Community, African Americans, Violence, Films
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Hill, Marc Lamont – Urban Education, 2018
In this article, I examine the role of Black Twitter as a "digital counterpublic" that enables critical pedagogy, political organizing, and both symbolic and material forms of resistance to anti-Black state violence within the United States. Focusing primarily on post-Ferguson events, I spotlight the ways that Black people have used…
Descriptors: Social Media, Critical Theory, Racial Bias, African Americans
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