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Mensah, Felicia Moore – Negro Educational Review, 2009
Although the body of research that presents the stories of Black teachers is increasing and contributing to a more accurate portrait of their knowledge and practices, few of these studies provide portraits of Black teachers as content-specific experts. Using narrative research methods, this study reports findings of three Black secondary science…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), African American Teachers, Personal Narratives, Teaching Experience
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Muhammad, Crystal Gafford; Dixson, Adrienne D. – Negro Educational Review, 2008
In life as in literature, both the mainstream public and the Black community writ large, overlook the Black female experiences, both adolescent and adult. In order to contribute to the knowledge base regarding this population, we present through our study a statistical portrait of Black females in high school. To do so, we present an analysis of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Females, Profiles, High School Students
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Farmer-Hinton, Raquel L.; Adams, Toshiba L. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2006
Glenn Hills College Preparatory Charter High School (GHCP) fosters college access for Black students who are first generation college-bound and living in poor neighborhoods. To help GHCP students make the transition to college, the school's counselors work to fulfill a variety of targeted roles and responsibilities. This study examines the…
Descriptors: College Planning, Social Capital, College Preparation, College Bound Students
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Snipes, Vincent T.; Waters, Roderick D. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
For several years now, an achievement gap has been in existence between African American students and white students in mathematics. The purpose of this study is to (1) report on an in-depth case study of a former state mathematics consultant to describe his experiences of the mathematics education of African Americans in public high schools in…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, White Students, Mathematics Education, African American Students
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Groff, Patrick – Negro Educational Review, 1981
Compares a survey of 1973-77 high school texts with a similar survey conducted in 1963. Concludes that the greatest change in the texts' discussions of abolition has been the elimination of the previous idealization of the southern slave owner as a benevolent proprietor. (Author/GC)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, High Schools, History Textbooks, Slavery
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Powell, Christus N. – Negro Educational Review, 1981
Studied the effects of the following variables on the academic avhievement of freshmen in a predominantly Black College: (1) size of the high schools from which they graduated; (2) parents' educational backgrounds; (3) proposed college major; (4) employment status; and (5) residential status. Found no statistically significant relationship between…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Colleges, Black Students, Grade Point Average
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Garcia, Jesus; Goebel, Julie – Negro Educational Review, 1985
Presents a study which examined the portrayal of Blacks in 11 secondary United States history textbooks and compared them to a set of textbooks published between 1965 and 1975. Reports that the treatment of Black Americans is only adequate, but has improved significantly. Provides recommendations for further progress. (KH)
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, High Schools, Instructional Materials
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Cloy, Charles S.; And Others – Negro Educational Review, 1984
High school students trained in test-taking skills performed markedly higher on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test than did controls. On two subtests, vocabulary and comprehension, controls scored significantly lower than the experimental group. A relationship was noted between parental help with test-taking preparation and level of test performance.…
Descriptors: High School Students, High Schools, Low Income Groups, Parent Role
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Andero, Abraham A. – Negro Educational Review, 1994
Explores the successful implementation of an improvement to the Nigerian secondary education system after departing from the inherited British system. Nigeria moved toward the American model of junior and senior secondary education. College preparatory and vocational education are being complemented by general education for all. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
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Breckenridge, Jodi – Negro Educational Review, 1994
Studies opinions and comments of students who completed the Kansas Governor's Academy (KGA) program in summer 1991. The KGA served 24 at-risk students in an intensive program for academic and interpersonal skills. Student responses suggest that the program should continue, improve, and expand. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, High Risk Students, High School Students
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Guenther, John E. – Negro Educational Review, 1971
Reports the results of a survey of a random sample of 250 Missouri high school American History teachers, 88 percent of whom responded to a questionnaire mailed to them. (JM)
Descriptors: Black History, Black Studies, Community Attitudes, High Schools