Going to School: The African-American Experience

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SUNY Press, 1990 - Education - 242 pages
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In this ground-breaking book, noted scholars/educators respond to the persistent, pervasive and disproportionate underachievement of African-American students in public schools. In the process, they illustrate various aspects of the dilemma with a wide range of views and address the complexity of the topic by including a consideration of the factors that impact upon the academic achievement of African-American students. Lomotey considers the implications for research, policy and practice related to African-American academic achievement.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Interview With Booker Peek
13
The State of AfricanAmerican Education
31
Changing an Urban School Problems of Capacity and Power
55
Combatting Deculturalization of the AfricanAmerican Child in the Public School System A Multicultural Approach
73
Policy Failure in Urban Schools How Teachers Respond to Increased Accountability for Students
85
Helping Black Children Succeed The Significance of Some Social Factors
103
Literacy and Schooling in Subordinate Cultures The Case of Black Americans
113
Standardized Test Scores and the Black College Environment
143
The Madison Elementary School A Turnaround Case
155
Qualities Shared by AfricanAmerican Principals in Effective Schools A Preliminary Analysis
181
AfricanAmerican Achievement A Research Agenda Emphasizing Independent Schools
197
Visions for Children Educating Black Children in the Context of Their Culture
209
Bibliography
223
Index
239
Copyright

Limitations of Current Academic Achievement Measures
135

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About the author (1990)

Kofi Lomotey is Assistant Professor of Educational Administration in the Department of Educational Organization, Administration and Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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