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Mercer, Mary M. – Negro Educational Review, 1982
Studies by the Stanford Research Institute indicate that poor Black children were 3.5 times more likely to be identified by teachers as mentally retarded than their White counterparts. Biased intelligence tests should not be used for placement, and lawsuits should be filed against their use throughout America where there is a demonstrated need.…
Descriptors: Blacks, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Intelligence Quotient
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Willie, Charles V. – Negro Educational Review, 1981
Holds that Blacks and Whites have conflicting perceptions regarding the educational goals of school desegregation. Says that Whites should be recruited by predominantly Black educational institutions, asserting that minority status would permit Whites to liberate themselves from their self-oppressive ideology of racial superiority. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Institutions, Desegregation Effects, Educational Objectives
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Robinson, Sharon P.; And Others – Negro Educational Review, 1980
Suggests that the teacher-student relationship is the most important aspect of successful school desegregation. Reviews literature which focuses on teacher attitudes toward Black students in desegregated schools. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Communication, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Serwatka, Thomas; And Others – Negro Educational Review, 1986
Redressing the overrepresentation of Black students in certain special education classrooms involves (1) working to improve the identification and placement process; (2) helping parents to become more knowledgeable consumers of the educational system; (3) using the courts to defend Black and disabled students' rights; and (4) developing community…
Descriptors: Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Mild Mental Retardation, Racial Bias
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Grant, Patrick – Negro Educational Review, 1992
Asks whether special education is designed to keep African-American boys out of the mainstream of education and also looks at questions of a passive conspiracy to destroy African-American males and the role of racism. Discusses special education legislation, and argues that African-American boys are not being adequately educated. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Achievement, Black Education, Black Influences
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Gill, Walter – Negro Educational Review, 1992
Looks at the current plight of the African-American male, exploring the role of the dominant culture, mass media, and low self-esteem. Describes a possible cure, citing five areas for action, calling for year-round school in some urban areas, exploring Afrocentric curricula, and considering rites of passage programs. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Afrocentrism, Black Achievement, Black Community
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Pritscher, Conrad; Brooks, Clifford – Negro Educational Review, 1992
The goal of good education is to have each student decide for himself or herself what will secure or endanger his or her freedom. Ways in which education has socialized people to fit into a racist society are discussed, and suggestions are given for reducing racism in the classroom. (SLD)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Nobles, Wade W. – Negro Educational Review, 1987
The measurement of mental functioning is problematic, especially when Blacks are being assessed. Eurocentric paradigms and expectations are being used to assess Africentric psychology and behavior. Traditional psychometric instruments attempt to reaffirm a belief in the superiority of European culture. Scholars must search for universals in mental…
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Bias
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Lloyd, Gil B. – Negro Educational Review, 1981
Asserts that the "Brown" decision did little to redress the racism that keeps Blacks from obtaining equal education. Outlines strategies that the Black community might develop in order to achieve educational goals. (GC)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Education, Community Role, Compliance (Legal)