This Handbook received an honorable mention at the 2009 PROSE Awards. The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories.“This volume fills the tremendous void that currently exists in providing a much-needed lens for cultural leadership and proficiency. The approach provides a wide divergence of perspectives on African American forms of leadership in a variety of diverse leadership settings.”—Len Foster, Washington State University The SAGE Handbook of African American Education is a unique, comprehensive collection of theoretical and empirical scholarship in six important areas: historical perspectives, teaching and learning, PK–12 school leadership, higher education, current issues, and education policy. The purpose of the Handbook is to articulate perspectives on issues affecting the participation and leadership of African Americans in PK–12 and postsecondary education. This volume also addresses historical and current issues affecting the education of African Americans and discusses current and future school reform efforts that directly affect this group.Key FeaturesPromotes inquiry and development of questions, ideas, and dialogue about critical practice, theory, and research on African Americans in the United States educational systemMakes significant contributions to the scholarship on African Americans in the broad context of U.S. education and societyAddresses the central question—in what ways do African Americans in corporate, private, and public positions influence and shape educational policy that affects African Americans?"The SAGE Handbook of African American Education is a unique, comprehensive collection of theoretical and empirical scholarship in six important areas: historical perspectives, teaching and learning, Pre-K-12 school leadership, higher education, current issues, and education policy."—TEACHERS OF COLOR“A wise scientist once argued that to doubt everything or to believe everything often results in the same solution set; both eliminate the need for reflection. This handbook provides an intellectual space for those interested in true reflection on the human ecology of the African American experience in schools, communities, and society. The /Handbook of African American Education/ is a repository of information developed to advance the human service professional.”—William F. Tate IV, Washington University in St. Louis"This handbook represents the most comprehensive collection of research on African Americans in education to date. Its breadth spans the historical, the political, institutional and community forces that have shaped educational opportunities and attainment among African Americans. The review of extant research on a range of topics from the role of culture and identity in learning, teacher preparation, educational leadership, to higher education and educational policy is far-reaching and cutting edge. This volume has historic significance and will become a classic collection on African American education for scholars and practitioners alike."—Carol D. Lee, Professor, Northwestern UniversityVice-President, Division G, American Educational Research Association“This handbook is needed as a basic reference for professors and graduate students conducting research on the education of Blacks in America.”—Frank Brown, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
African American Leaders in PK-12 Educational Leadership
This section of the Handbook presents theoretical and empirical work on African Americans in PK-12 school leadership. A central question guiding the work in this section is, “What factors affect the leadership capacity of African Americans in PK-12 education?” The authors make significant contributions to the literature on African Americans in the principalship and in principal preparation programs, African American women in the principalship, race, law, and school leadership, and African American superintendents in public school districts. These contributions are much needed as there is a paucity of scholarly literature that investigates the history, roles, responsibilities, characteristics, leadership styles, working conditions, and impact on student achievement of African American school leaders. ...