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Gasman, Marybeth; Nguyen, Thai-Huy – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016
Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the methods that were used to do egalitarian research with ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Rather than doing research "on" these institutions, the authors worked with them to understand their successes and build upon their capacity in the science, technology, engineering and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Black Colleges, Educational Research, African American Students
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Riley, Catherine L.; Bogue, Patty Ann – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine commemorative spaces on college campuses as in/effective means of enhancing the collegiate communities' wealth of diversity. Design/methodology/approach: This research is rooted in both rhetorical communication and higher education theories to maximize our study's ability to identify potential…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Case Studies, Higher Education
Hancock, Robert; Nauman, Anne; Fulwiler, John – Multicultural Education, 2007
Perhaps one of the worst disasters in United States history, Hurricane Katrina is expected to have a lasting impact on the economies of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida with losses in the billions of dollars. Given that the economic foundation of the approximately 600 schools and libraries affected was far from ideal before the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Natural Disasters, Community Surveys, Mail Surveys
Beabout, Brian – Multicultural Education, 2007
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the district temporarily lost 100% of its students and did not reopen a single school for more than two months. As it became apparent that the district was not prepared to bring the schools back from such a devastating blow, educators began to see a silver lining in Katrina's dark clouds. State School Board…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, State Schools, Public Schools, Boards of Education
Wynne, Joan T. – Multicultural Education, 2007
Certainly, individuals in many colleges and public schools address the impact of race, class, and power on schools, yet the institutions as a whole continue, even a year after Katrina, to ignore the imperative to explicitly and consistently deal with these issues. Human justice must become an institutional mantra, not just the conversation of a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Natural Disasters, Racial Factors, School Role
Burley, Hansel; Marbley, Aretha Faye; Bush, Lawson, V. – Multicultural Education, 2007
This article concerns the tragedy of the misuse of power and the power of imagined inferiority. African Americans must lose misconceptions about the majority, heighten understanding about being Black in America and how that makes their children vulnerable to this nation's worst, stop fighting losing battles like affirmative action, and find and…
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Community, Affirmative Action, Misconceptions