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Ladson-Billings, Gloria; Anderson, James D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
In the second half of the twentieth century, the ranks of Black teachers and school administrators declined precipitously. Today, less than 7 percent of American teachers are Black. This loss has had a number of consequences for schools and communities, but perhaps especially for Black students. As recent research has found, Black students benefit…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends
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Fultz, Michael – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In 1951, three brief commentaries in the "Journal of Negro Education" drew public attention to the potentially tenuous job security of African-American educators in the South, Black professionals whose employment status was being called into question as southern educational institutions faced the prospect of desegregation. The specific incident…
Descriptors: Job Security, African American Education, African American Teachers, Employment Level
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Pearson, Ralph L. – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Johnson's ideas on the role of Black colleges provide both a historic and contemporary perspective to the debate about their purposes. He explored the function, if any, of Black colleges in the race's social and economic survival, as well as its cultural identity, especially after segregation in education was declared unconstitutional. (SR)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Education, Black Influences, Black Students