The Journal of Negro Education

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

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 3, Summer

Beyond the Classroom: Why School Reform Has Failed Ans What Parents Can Do
Beyond the Classroom: Why School Reform Has Failed and What Parents Can Do, by Laurence Steinberg, B. Bradford Brown, and Sanford Dornbusch. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996. 233 pp. $22.00, paper. Reviewed by William Franklin, California State...
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Creating Safe and Caring School Communities: Comer School Development Program Schools
Norris M. Haynes, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University* This article asserts that schoolwide interventions have the greatest potential for buffering students from violence outside of schools and for preventing violence within schools. It examines...
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Dress-Related Behavioral Problems and Violence in the Public School Setting: Prevention, Intervention, and Policy-A Holistic Approach
Among contemporary schoolchildren, wearing certain items or brands of clothing, particularly those associated with celebrity status or gang membership, is accompanied by serious problems including peer competition and ostracism, theft, assault, and even...
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Ecological Approaches to Mental Health Consultation with Teachers on Issues Relates to Youth and School Violence
This article argues that ecological issues are at the core of concerns about the violence LI.S. students, particularly those in low-income urban communities, are exposed to or experience within or outside of school. Consequently, it suggests that ecological...
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Educating Children in a Violent Society: The Role of Meaning and Experience
Many researchers have characterized violence in the United States as a public health epidemic (Bell & Jenkins, 1993; Osofsky, 1995; Prothrow-Stith, 1991). Indeed, the regular occurrence of violence in and near our nation's schools is routinely reported...
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Measured Lier: The Bell Curve Examined
Measured Lies: The Bell Curve Examined, edited by Joe Kincheloe, Shirley Steinberg, and Aaron Gresson, III. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. 454 pp. $24.95, cloth. Reviewed by Susan Clark Studer, California Baptist College. In 1994, Harvard professors...
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Multicultural Education as Social Activism
Multicultural Education as Social Activism, by Christine E. Sleeter. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1996. 284 pp. $19.95, paper. Reviewed by Donna Y. Ford, The Ohio State University. Multicultural Education as Social Activism is a compilation of a dozen articles...
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Perception of Social Support, Acculturation, Depression, and Suicidal Ideation among African American College Students at Predominantly Black and Predominantly White Universities
Regina M. Kimbrough, Sherry D. Molock, and Kimberly Walton, Department of Psychology, Howard University* This study was designed to examine the relationships among perception of social support, acculturation, depression, and suicidal ideation among African...
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PROJECT 2000: An Educational Mentoring and Academic Support Model for Inner-City African American Boys
School failure appears to be a major risk factor and harbinger of the crime, violence, and other disasters that often characterize the experiences of African American boys in urban America. Starting with the first grade and continuing throughout secondary...
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"Rewind the World!": An Ethnographic Study of Inner-City African American Children's Perceptions of Violence
Donna Penn Towns, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk (CRESPAR), Howard University* This article reports findings and conclusions gleaned from taped discussions with third- and sixth-grade African American inner-city schoolchildren...
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School-Family-Community Partnerships Focused on School Safety: The Baltimore Example
Working with the Fund for Educational Excellence and Johns Hopkins University, schools throughout Baltimore, Maryland, have formed the Baltimore School-Family-Community Partnership Program. Schools participating in this initiative plan and implement...
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Star Teachers of Children in Poverty
Star Teachers of Children in Poverty, by Martin Haberman. West Lafayette, IN: Kappa Delta Pi,1995. 100 pp. $15.00, paper. Reviewed by Frances Y. Lowden, Indiana State University. Throughout this book, Martin Haberman, himself a renowned scholar, teacher,...
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Studying the Role of Family and School in the Development of African American Preschoolers in Violent Neighborhoods
Suzanne M. Randolph, Sally A. Koblinsky, and Debra D. Roberts, Department of Family Studies, University of Maryland-College Park* This article examines the potential influence of family and community variables on the development of children in violent...
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Teaching All Students How to Manage Conflicts Constructively: The Peacemakers Program
This article describes the principles, practices, and procedures of the Teaching Students To Be Peacemakers program-a comprehensive, schoolwide conflict resolution and peer mediation training initiative targeting grades 1 through 12. Through the Peacemakers...
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The Agony of Education: Black Students at White Colleges and Universities
The Agony of Education: Black Students at White Colleges and Universities, by Joe R. Feagin, Heman Vera, and Nikitah Imani. New York: Routledge, 1996. 196 pp. $17.95, paper. Reviewed by Joy M. Scott, Northeastern Illinois University. For more than 30...
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The Public Health Model for Violence Prevention: A Partnership in Medicine and Education
Child abuse, domestic violence, and interpersonal/community violence are leading causes of injury and death for specific gender and racial sectors of the U.S. population, especially young ethnic minority males. Responses to this public health issue have...
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Waging Peace in Our Schools
Linda Lantieri, Resolving Conflict Creatively Program National Center (New York City); and Janet Patti, Hunter College* Drawing upon recent research and the authors' extensive field experience, this article describes a program which recognizes that the...
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