The Journal of Negro Education

The Journal of Negro Education is an academic journal focusing on African American education

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 1, Winter

Adapting Developmental Research to Intervention Design: Applying Developmental Psychology to an AIDS Prevention Model for Urban African American Youth
This article describes a program of research aimed at informing and improving AIDS prevention efforts during the transition to adolescence for urban African American youth and their families. The overall goal of this program is to apply basic developmental...
Adolescents at Risk: Shaping Programs to Fit the Need
This article analyzes data revealing that about one-third of teenagers are at extremely high risk because they "do it all," one-third are involved in several high-risk behaviors, and one-third are at relatively low risk. Because adolescents have different...
Coordinated Children's Services: An Overview
This special issue of the Journal of Negro Education originated at a conference for scholars, educators, and others that was held at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and sponsored by its Center for Urban Educational Research and Development...
Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools
which personalizes the mix of racial, religious, cultural, and school variables active in Catholic schools. Further, they accent the resiliency and adaptability of African American children, demonstrate the overlap between school and family experiences,...
It Takes A Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us
It Takes A Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us, by Hillary Rodham Clinton. New York: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 1996. 336 pp. $10.00, paper. Reviewed by Lascelles Anderson, The University of Illinois at Chicago. The conditions that describe...
Parental Monitoring and Adolescents' Sense of Responsibility for Their Own Learning: An Examination of Sex Differences
In this study, the Children's Hassles Scale, the Life Events Record, the Intellectual Achievement Responsibility Scale, and the Hare Self-Esteem Scale were used as measures to examine the monitoring processes of parents and their effects on the attitudes...
Race and Educational Reform in the American Metropolis: A Study of School Decentralization
Race and Educational Reform in the American Metropolis: A Study of School Decentralization, by Dan A. Lewis and Kathryn Nakagawa. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1995. 192 pp. $57.50, cloth; $18.95, paper. Reviewed by Ralph Edwards, Boston...
Spirit, Space & Survival: African American Women in (White) Academe
Spirit, Space & Survival: African American Women in (White) Academe, edited by Joy James and Ruth Farmer. New York: Routledge, 1993. 293 pp. $17.95, paper. Reviewed by Jessica E. Thomas Stephens, Eastern Kentucky University. Each of the several authors...
The Caring Community as a Context for Joining Youth Needs and Program Services
This article maintains that although all youth share some needs in common, much of what they need is structured by where and how they live. Rather than hope for a "ripple effect," by which youth learn to care through expanding waves of attachment and...
The Jeanes Supervisors: Striving to Educate (A Video Documentary)
The Jeanes Supervisors: Striving to Educate (A Video Documentary), by Vernon F. Clarke. Atlanta, GA: Breaking New Ground Productions (2005 Beecher Road, Atlanta, GA 30311), 1995. 58 minutes, 40 seconds. $60.00, institutions; $50.00, individuals (prices...
The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem
The Power of Their Ideas: Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem, by Deborah Meier. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995. 190 pp. $12.00, paper. Reviewed by Herbert J. Walberg, The University of Illinois at Chicago. From 1940 to 1990, the number of...
Young African American and Latino Children in High-Poverty Urban Schools: How They Perceive School Climate
This article reports findings of a study of third-graders' perceptions of school climate, a key variable of the Comer School Development Program. A self-report survey was individually administered to 1,000 African American and 260 Latino children participating...
Youth Empowerment and Human Service Institutions
This article critiques recent efforts to improve the capacity of human service institutions to meet the needs of urban youth. It identifies as an important risk factor the dissonance between these youth's cultural identities and the norms of the social...