The Journal of Negro Education

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

Articles from Vol. 79, No. 3, Summer

Addressing the Spiritual Needs of African American Students: Implications for School Counselors
The historical tendency for educational institutions to symptomize behavior of African American children as dysfunctional or representative of mental disorder is well documented. However, recent scholarship illuminates the connection between oppression,...
Between Resistance and Assimilation: A Critical Examination of American Muslim Educational Behaviors in Public School
This article investigates the relationship between religious identities of African American Muslims and school performance. We examined how understandings of religion inform how American Muslims view, behave, and imagine their role in school. The first...
Commentary: The African American Church, Education and Self Determination
This special issue on 'TAe Role of Spirituality, Religion and the African American Church on Educational Outcomes" is extremely timely. Moreover, the fact that this conversation is taking place in The Journal of Negro Education demonstrates once again...
Editor's Comment: The Role of Religion in Promoting Academic Success for Black Students
As a foundation for the special issue of The Journal of Negro Education which examines the role of spirituality, religion and the African American church on educational outcomes, this editor's contribution explores how religious influences influence...
Effects of Religious Involvement on Parent-Child Communication regarding Schooling: A Study of Black Youth in the United States
A growing number of Black teens are becoming religiously involved. This undoubtedly intersects with another trend in Black communities, the changing structure of the Black family. Research has shown that school-related dialogue between parent and child...
Epilogue
This special issue began with two individual proposals from two independent scholars at two ends of the Mississippi River. With its vision, The Journal of Negro Education (JNE) decided to form a partnership between two scholars who developed proposals...
Faith in the Inner City: The Urban Black Church and Students' Educational Outcomes
This article draws primarily on qualitative data obtained in interviews with a socially activist urban pastor as part of fieldwork undertaken for a larger project on the relationship between religious involvement and educational outcomes among urban...
Faith in the Unseen: The Intersection(s) of Spirituality and Identity among African American Males in College
The author explored spiritual identity constructions and intersections among 24 African American male undergraduate students enrolled across 12 different colleges and universities. The author drew on grounded theory, phenomenology, and case study approaches...
Guest Editorial Comment: Historical and Contemporary Contextualizations on Religion and Spirituality and Black Educational Outcomes
While the rest of the nation engages in debates around the issue of religion and education, this debate largely ignores the historic saliency of religion and spirituality in the Black community and education. Despite attempts to leech out this important...
Howard Thurman, Black Spirituality, and Critical Race Theory in Higher Education
This study examines aspects of Dr. Howard W. Thurman's (1900-1981) career in higher education through the lenses of Black spirituality and critical race theory. The experiences of Howard Thurman offers distinct perspectives through which to interrogate...
How Religious, Social, and Cultural Capital Factors Influence Educational Aspirations of African American Adolescents
Data from 2008 Monitoring the Future were used to test how well religious, family, and cultural social capital influenced 8th and 10th grade student aspirations, future plans, and prior academic experience. This study focused only on a sample of 4,273...
Importance of Religion and Spirituality in the Lives of African Americans, Caribbean Blacks and Non-Hispanic Whites
This study examined the importance of spirituality and religion in daily life (i.e., only religion, only spirituality, both religion and spirituality, and neither religion nor spirituality) among a nationally representative sample of African Americans,...
Looking Back, Moving Forward: How the Civil Rights Era Church Can Guide the Modern Black Church in Improving Black Student Achievement
As the operational center of the Civil Rights Movement, the Black church fostered community, functioned as an educative space, and promoted collaborative efforts among churches. Similarly, the modern Black church has the opportunity to invest in educating,...
"Many Are Called, but Few Are Chosen": The Role of Spirituality and Religion in the Educational Outcomes of "Chosen" African American Male Mathematics Majors
The educational outcomes of African American male students have been explored by several scholars. What has been lacking, however, is an examination of the role of spirituality and religion as it pertains to the educational experiences of African American...
Pastoral Care: Notions of Caring and the Black Female Principal
The purpose of this qualitative life narrative study was to describe the themes and patterns in which religio-spirituality influences the leadership process for four Black American principals. The study explored how these women leaders navigated intersecting...
Pedagogy of Self-Development: The Role the Black Church Can Have on African American Students
Historically, the Black Church has been an institutional stronghold in the Black community and has thereby sustained a cultural ethos that has enabled African Americans to combat racial prejudice and hostility for generations. Therefore, this article...
Religiosity, Religious Schools, and Their Relationship with the Achievement Gap: A Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis
A research synthesis was conducted including three meta-analyses, a review of the relevant literature, and supplemental analyses examining the relationship between personal faith and the reduction of the achievement gap. Personal faith included belief...
Serving LGBT Students: Examining the Spiritual, Religious, and Social Justice Implications for an African American School Administrator
This qualitative case study probes one African American school leader with a conservative religious upbringing as she works in a high school with a self-identified population of African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students....
Successful Leadership in Urban Schools: Principals and Critical Spirituality, A New Approach to Reform
This article offers an alternative perspective on educational leadership based on the tenets of critical spirituality. It offers an educational leadership grounded in critical theory and African American spirituality. The two coalesce to provide school...
Teacher Dispositions and Religious Identity in the Public School: Two Case Studies
How do teachers reconcile their religious identity with their teacher identity in diverse settings? Two case studies of K-8 teachers, drawn from the same religious community and teaching at the same school, are used to examine teacher dispositions and...
The Souls of W. E .B. Du Bois: New Essays and Reflections
The Souls of W. E .B. Du Bois: New Essays and Reflections, by Edward J. Blum & Jason R Young (Eds.). Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2009, 279 pp., $45.00, hardcover.Echoing the title of the work discussed, The Souls of W. E. B. Du Bois: New...