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Surmounting the Odds : Equalizing Educational Opportunity in the New Millennium? - Carol Camp Yeakey

Surmounting the Odds

Equalizing Educational Opportunity in the New Millennium?

By: Carol Camp Yeakey (Editor), Ronald D. Henderson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2003
ISBN: 9781931576277
Number Of Pages: 416

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Our new series will provide an annual volume that examines some of the critical issues impacting upon the education and schooling of African American youth, from pre- through post-secondary education. Our challenge will be, not only, the scholarly production of knowledge, but the transmission of that knowledge to wider audiences. In so doing, we intend to question traditional assumptions and to analyze some of the intended and unintended consequences of those assumptions. This series will not rely upon a single paradigm or discipline to render new understandings. A multi-disciplinary approach will be utilized. Thus, research written in the tradition of law, political science, history, sociology, education, economics, public health, and psychology, among others, will be a regular feature of this series. To be sure, internal factors, that is, what goes on inside the institutional frame called schools are of signal importance to the education of African Americans. However, so too are external factors, contributing variables that originate outside of the institutional frame, that serve to impede or advance African American schooling. In this series, we will stress the centrality of race and schooling and to comprehend from both analytic and policy perspectives, the situations that increase and decrease the life chances and opportunities for African American youth.

Prefacep. xi
Prologue: Seeking Truth in Research and Scholarshipp. xiii
Introductionp. xxi
Historical and Contemporary Context
"Knowledge is Light, Knowledge is Power": African American Education in Antebellum Americap. 3
Curriculum, Culture, and Power: Reshaping the Education of African Americansp. 31
The Changing Faces of Education for African Americans after Brown: Equity, Excellence, Choice, Vouchers, and Privatizationp. 51
Language, Race, and Schooling: A Conceptual and Historical Legacy of Educational Language Policies and Politics Affecting the Ethnolinguistic Minority Child of African Descentp. 79
Family and School Environments Working Together to Impact Academic Achievement in African American Adolescentsp. 107
Battling before Birth: Institutionalized Barriers to the Health and Well-Being of African American Childrenp. 125
African American Violence Exposure: An Emerging Health Issuep. 147
Dashed Hopes and Withered Dreams: Alternative School for Boys Who "Don't Fit In"p. 175
From Classrooms to Cellblocks: African American Juveniles in the Justice Systemp. 191
Sports, Opportunities, and the American Dream: Athletic Investment and Mobility Aspirations of Ethnically Diverse High School Studentsp. 215
"Leaving No Child Behind": Examining Issues of School Reform and Social Justicep. 251
Teaching, Learning, and Achievement
Historical and Developmental Perspectives on Black Academic Achievement: Debunking the "Acting White" Myth and Posing New Directions for Researchp. 273
The Imputation of Black Inferiority: Does It Contribute to the Achievement Gap?p. 305
The More Things Change... Trends in Identification with Academics among Minority Students from 1972-1992p. 345
One Size Does Not Fit All: An Examination of Issues in Enhancing the Academic Achievement of African American Pre-College Studentsp. 369
Mining the Fields of Teacher Education: Preparing Teachers to Teach African American Children in Urban Schoolsp. 389
Mentoring Adolescents At Risk or At Promisep. 411
Why Are There So Few African Americans in Gifted Education Programs?p. 423
The Disproportionality of African Americans in Special Education: An Enduring Threat to Equality and Opportunityp. 455
The Dropout Rate among African American Males: A Policy Perspectivep. 487
School A or School B? The Nexus between Race and School Choicep. 523
A New Model for Governance in Big City School Districtsp. 547
Post-Secondary Schooling and Education
Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back: Campus Climate, Gender, and African American Representation in Higher Educationp. 563
Affirmative Action Attitudes of African American Community College Students: The Impact of Educational Aspirations, Self-Interest, and Racial Affectp. 595
Challenging the Academic Divide: An Examination of Persistence Factors among Low-Income Students of Colorp. 621
Misrepresented and Misunderstood: Contemporary Dilemmas Facing HBCUsp. 641
Navigating the Shape of the River: Helping Black Students Succeed in Colleges and Universitiesp. 665
A Different World: The Social and Educational Objectives of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Before and After the Brown Decisionp. 681
When and Where We Enter: African American Students' Marginalization in the Context of a Predominantly White Multicultural Education Coursep. 693
The Importance of Increasing the Numbers of Individuals of Color to Enhance Cultural Responsiveness in Program Evaluationp. 715
Percentage Plans in Admissions: Redefining Access in American Higher Education in Texas, California, and Floridap. 725
A Case for Race Consciousnessp. 745
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ISBN: 9781931576277
ISBN-10: 1931576270
Series: Research on African American Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.76