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

Toward Understanding African American Males and K-12 Education

Toward understanding African American males and k-12 education

Interest in the education of African American males has increased over the past two decades among researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and among the general public. The interest has manifested itself in at least two ways. For example, while the nation's focus on educating African American males during this time has been rather consistent, more recent attention by philanthropic, advocacy, and policy groups such as the Schott Foundation for Public Education (Holzman, 2006), the Children's Aid Society (Morgan & Bhola, 2006), and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Dellums Commission, 2006) has created a heightened sense of urgency. At the same time, community and school-based efforts that do not receive ...

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