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Marciano, Joanne E. – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2017
This paper analyzes how and why ten Black and Latina/o youth attending an urban public high school engage culturally relevant peer interactions (Knight and Marciano in "College ready: preparing Black and Latina/o youth for higher education--a culturally relevant approach." Teachers College Press, New York, 2013) in preparing for,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Peer Relationship, Interaction
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Borck, C. Ray – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2020
Despite persistent class and race inequalities in educational attainment and achievement in the U.S., hegemonic cultural ideologies and urban education politics and policies continue to proceed from an insistence that education is the great equalizer. These ideologies do not take into account the ways that normative school culture and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment
Ellis, Antonio L., Ed.; Bryan, Nathaniel, Ed.; Sealey-Ruiz, Yolanda, Ed.; Toldson, Ivory, Ed.; Emdin, Christopher, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2021
Debates regarding the qualities, skills, and dispositions of culturally relevant teachers and teaching have raged in teacher education for several decades. Ladson-Billings' (2009) "The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children" was a groundbreaking work that has become a foundational study that informs the work of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education
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Murray, Ira E.; Milner, H. Richard, IV – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2015
Outside of school time (OST) programs are playing an increasingly prominent role in the lives of youth, particularly Black children. Because many schools are not meeting the social, cultural, and academic needs of Black students, the ability of OST programs to support students in these areas is essential. Ladson-Billings ("The dreamkeepers:…
Descriptors: After School Programs, African American Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Practices
Hoffman, Micah C. – Communique, 2018
A persistent achievement gap between White and minority students in the United States has been monitored and reported for many decades, yet progress toward closing the gap has been remarkably slow. This is particularly consequential for the future of education in the United States considering that students of color are expected to make up 59% of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Racial Identification, Teacher Student Relationship, African American Students
Ladson-Billings, Gloria – 1994
This book highlights several individuals and programs that have been responsible for improving the academic achievement of African-American students. The author reports on the positive results of culturally conscious education and highlights eight teachers who, though they differ in personal style and methods, share an approach to teaching that…
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Communication, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism
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View, Jenice L.; Frank, Toya Jones; Williams, Asia – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2019
Examining the Trajectories of Black Mathematics Teachers: Learning From the Past, Drawing on the Present, and Defining Goals for the Future is a three year-long research study funded by the National Science Foundation. Our study was designed to reflect on the dearth of Black mathematics teachers, including problems with recruiting and retaining…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Disproportionate Representation, Educational History
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Whaley, Kimberly D.; Wells, Steve; Williams, Nancy – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2019
African American male third graders in U.S Title I schools frequently fail to read on grade level. However, in three Title I schools in East Texas, this demographic demonstrated exceptionally high reading ability. This explanatory case study investigated the instructional strategies and practices linked to high reading achievement for these…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, African American Students, Males
Blue, Adonis – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The continued dismal performance of African American students calls for the establishment of better strategies and techniques. The available studies reveal very little regarding the initiatives pursued by middle and elementary school teacher in addressing the academic needs of African American students, however, this literature has not yet defined…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, African American Students, High School Students, Males
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Ferguson, Danielle; Martin-Dunlop, Catherine – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2021
The need to increase the number of African American women who obtain STEM degrees has been well documented in the literature by researchers, scientists, and policymakers. Increasing the participation of this group of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM is both an issue of social justice and economic advancement on a national scale.…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Success, African American Students, Females
Leffall, Sonia E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this narrative analysis study is to explore how fifteen African American parents of successful middle and high school students constructed their parental roles and what parental involvement strategies they employed to support their children's academic success. Based on their narratives, the findings are as follows: (a) The process…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parents, Middle School Students, High School Students
Cooper, Chassidy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The college experiences of African American students have received much attention in the higher education literature during the past three decades. Unfortunately, the majority of the research regarding the African American student experience at predominantly White institutions has focused on maladjustment, academic failure, racism,…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Boucher, Michael Lee, Jr. – Urban Education, 2016
This qualitative case study provides a counternarrative to the literature of White teachers who are unsuccessful in bridging the achievement gap and disrupts the assumed meaning of solidarity between successful White teachers and their African American students. As part of successful classroom practice, this teacher interrogated his own whiteness…
Descriptors: Whites, Males, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Montpas, Angela M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Despite research that suggests that improved relationships between African American parents and their children's teachers may be effective in supporting better academic outcomes, few studies have been conducted from the perspectives of African American parents. To address this gap in the literature, this study examined the research question: How…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, African Americans, Children, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Washington, Julie A.; Seidenberg, Mark S. – American Educator, 2021
Teaching reading to children whose language differs from the oral language of the classroom and from the linguistic structure of academic text adds an additional layer of complexity to reading instruction. There is a large and growing body of evidence indicating that language variation impacts reading, spelling, and writing in predictable ways. In…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, African American Students, Language Usage, Language of Instruction
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