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B> This book is comprised of fifteen in-depth, research-based essays in which noted educators discuss the history, politics, challenges and progress of the education of African Americans. Race and Education promotes culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate and individually supportive learning environments. This book brings together the contemporary thinking of leading scholars who believe that the achievement of African American children will be improved best by the understanding of the history of African American education and the direction in which it is headed. Anyone interested in African American studies, specifically on the topic of education.
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Fourteen chapters address issues relevant to the education of African American students. They outline the history and ongoing construction of "race," discuss its relation to hegemony and modernity, and its impact on education. They also consider the relationships between the Black student and the curriculum, pedagogy, theories of human development, and education theory. The functions of schools in the process of socialization are examined and critiqued. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205324392
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/8/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

James H. Lewis, Introduction.
The Search for New Answers.

1. Asa G. Hilliard, III, "Race," Identity, Hegemony, and Education: What Do We Need to Know Now?
Everyday People: An Introduction.
Naming Africans: The Race Card.
Addressing the Real Problem: Hegemony.
The History of "Race" and Hegemony.
The Current Agenda in Education.
Race, Identity, and Hegemony in Education.

2. Laurence Parker, Comment: The Social "Destruction" of Race to Build African American Education.
Tracing the Origins of "Race," Its Connection with Modernity.
A Call for a Critical Race Theory for Education.

3. William H. Watkins, Blacks and the Curriculum: From Accommodation to Contestation and Beyond.
Early Black Education: A Sociopolitical Analysis.
Blacks and the Curriculum in the Early Twentieth Century: The Hampton Social Studies.
Moving Forward: Race and Identity in the School Curriculum.
The American Curriculum: One Hundred Fifty Years of Black Protest.
Separatism and Nationalism.
Black Social Meliorism/Reconstruction in the Curriculum.
Multicultural Education.
The Afrocentric Curriculum.
Culture and School Knowledge: Recent Black Scholarship.
The Challenge: Toward New Models of Curriculum and Teaching.

4. Annette Henry, Comment: Researching Curriculum and Race.
A Hidden Curriculum of Research on Race?
Curriculum, Gender, and Race: Lessons from My Research.

6. Gloria Ladson-Billings,The Power of Pedagogy: Does Teaching Matter?
Learning Styles versus Teaching Styles.
The Case for Culturally Relevant Teaching.
What We Still Need to Know.

6. Carol D. Lee, Comment: Unpacking Culture, Teaching, and Learning: A Response to "The Power of Pedagogy."
A Focus of High Achievement.
Deconstructing What We Know — Using the Lens of Culture.

7. Margaret Beale Spencer, Identity, Achievement Orientation, and Race: "Lessons Learned" about the Normative Development Experience of African American Males.
African American Male Adolescents.
A Culturally Sensitive and Context-Integrated Theory of Life Course Human Development: A Phenomenological Variant of Ecological Systems Theory (PVEST).
Gender Themes and Perspectives on Hypermasculinity: An Overview.
Developmental Implications and Consequences of Gendered Stereotypes.
Adolescent Hypermasculinity Longitudinal Research Findings.

8. Enora Brown, Comment: Human Development in the Social Structure.
Spencer's PVEST Model and African American Male Youth.
Emergent Issues: Aspirations, Human Agency, and Structures of Choice.

9. Signithia Forham, Why Can't Sonya (and Kwame) Fail Math?
Background/Cultural Context.
The Conceptual Frame: Fictive Kinship.
Race Passing: Acting White.
Achieving Successful Failure: The Female Students.
Failing Academic Success: The High-Achieving Males.

10. Vivian L. Gadsden, Comment: Cultural Discontinuity, Race, and Learning with Gendered School Experiences of Children.
Gender within School and Gender Research.
Related Issues of Race.
Recent Discussion of Gender: The Case of Two African American Boys.
Gender, Culture, and the School Lives of Male and Female Learners.
Closing Considerations.

11. Janice E. Hale, Culturally Appropriate Pedagogy.
Closing the Achievement Gap.
Conceptual Framework and Description of the Model.
Instructional Component.
Instructional Accountability Infrastructure Component: Strategies.
Cultural Uplift Component.
Recommendations for Civil Rights Groups, African American Controlled Public School Boards, and Advocacy Organizations.

12. A. Wade Boykin, Comment: The Challenges of Cultural Socialization in the Schooling of African American Elementary School Children: Exposing the Hidden Curriculum.

13. Michele Foster, Education and Socialization: A Review of the Literature.
Residential Choices.
Civic Development and Participation.
Attribution of Social Problems and Views of Justice.
Student Diversity and Student Socialization.
Unanswered Questions.

14. Cynthia Hudley, Comment: Schools as Context for Socialization.
Studying Schools as Socializing Contexts.
Understanding Multiple Causality.
School Contexts and Life Outcomes: Some Examples and Questions.
Teachers, Schools, and Society.
Students Together.
Unanswered Questions.

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