Educating African American Students

Educating African American Students

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Using a combination of case studies and research, the contributors of this timely book highlight some of the significant issues, historical, curricular, and societal, that have led to African American students having a proportionally larger representation in special education classes, higher drop-put rates, and more incidences of in-school, race-on-race violence. The contributors draw from critical pedagogy, multicultural education, and the Afrocentric canon to critique the American educational system. Educating African American Students examines historical issues that are significant for understanding the current state of affairs for African American education; addresses problems and issues in social studies education, mathematics education, and the overrepresentation of African American males in special education; and poignantly illuminates the necessity for renewed activism by telling the stories of African American children and their schooling experiences.The above research has addressed the question of how African American high- achieving students circumvent problems in their schools, but ... which means African American students in this study were faced with the additional burden of attending a publicly bemoaned school. ... The Louisiana Department of Education labeled these schools academically unacceptable based on the schoolsa#39; academicanbsp;...

Title:Educating African American Students
Author: Abul Pitre, Esrom Pitre, Ruth Ray, Twana Hilton-Pitre
Publisher:R&L Education - 2009-08-15

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