The Journal of Negro Education

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

Articles from Vol. 76, No. 3, Summer

A Context for the Birth of the Journal of Negro Education
The Journal of Negro Education was born during the third decade of the 20th century. The Journal has reflected concern with race and racial discrimination as a central problem in the education of Negro people. During its 75th anniversary, the legacy...
African American Students with Disabilities: Beneficiaries of the Legacy?
Impressive advancements have been made in educational opportunities for students with disabilities, whose historic relationship with American public schools has been marked by educational disenfranchisement or mis-education. Critical judicial impetus...
Brown's Legacy: Fulfilling the Promise of Equal Education
Judge Robert L. Carter submits this article on Brown's legacy in recognition of the invaluable role The Journal of Negro Education has played in this fight; it served as a forum for academic discussion and helped facilitate the development of creative...
Charles H. Thompson: A Bibliography
Charles H. Thompson's accomplishments as an educator and as an administrator at Howard University, from 1926 until his retirement in 1966, have been given attention elsewhere,-including recent issues of the Journal of Negro Education. Therefore, background...
Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap
Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap, by Matthew Lynch. Chicago, IL: African American Images, 2006. 153 pages, $14.95 paperback.Faced by the daunting and challenging problem of the achievement gap between African American children and their White...
Courage or Insanity?: Reflections on a Dozen Years at the Journal of Negro Education
Kamili Anderson discusses her 12-year tenure as an associate editor for The Journal of Negro Education. This article provides a summation of her years working with complexed and intriguing issues.If you are not afraid to look back, nothing you are facing...
Editorial Comment: Charles H. Thompson-Founder and Seminal Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Negro Education
Charles H. Thompson not only founded the Journal of Negro Education but served as its Editor-in-Chief for the first 31 years of its existence. Founders are those rare individuals endowed with that special insight which enables them not only to perceive...
Editor's Comment
This special issue commemorates the achievement of 75 years of continuous publishing by The Journal of Negro Education (JNE). On December 31, 2006, The Journal concluded its 75th volume year or 75 years of publications. Over these seven-plus decades,...
Educational Philanthropy: An Instrument of Qualified Change
This study critically examines the influence of philanthropic foundations on the educational development of African Americans, especially from 1932 to 2007. Attention is given to the positive and negative motives of philanthropists as well as to the...
Embracing the Outsider, and Suffering Change Charles A. Martin, Former Editor-in-Chief, the Journal of Negro Education
This article highlights the accomplishments and challenges of former Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Negro Education, Charles A. Martin. He documents the changes he made to the JNE as well as the resistance he faced, which made the process more complicated....
Epilogue
Eminent historian Carter G. Woodson is quoted as saying, "Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose [the] inspiration . . ." (Woodson, 1915/1968). With this issue, The Journal of Negro Education (JNE) celebrates its seventy-fifth...
Federal Support for Educational Research and Development: The History of Research and Development Centers and Regional Educational Laboratories
The level of federal support for educational research and development (R&D) has been impacted over the years by wars and other crises, school desegregation, poverty, federal legislation and people closely associated with whatever administration was...
First Woman at the Helm: "Choppy Waters"
It was an honor for Faustine Jones-Wilson to be the first female editor of The Journal of Negro Education, a highly respected publication. In addition to the scholarly work involved in this role, there were many challenges to be met and overcome. Most...
Founder of the Journal of Negro Education, Charles H. Thompson: Biosketch and Bibliography
Howard University has been home to The Journal of Negro Education (JNE) since its founding in 1932. Of these 75 years, founder Charles H. Thompson served as Editor-In-Chief for 311A years. His contributions to JNE are immeasurable. During Professor Thompson's...
From Brown to the Journal of Negro Education with Six Degrees of Separation
My life journey started with Brown and has culminated with the celebration and legacy of The Journal of Negro Education using, only six degrees of separation. Six degrees of separation is a theory that anyone can be connected to another person on the...
From Equal Educational Opportunity to Diversity Advantaged Learning
The case for desegregation has been based largely on research showing its contributions to the educational opportunities and life chances of students of color. However, this has led to remedies that have placed much of the burden of desegregation on...
Guest Editorial: An Overview of the Education of Black People: Past, Present, and Future
This special issue is published in honor and celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Journal of Negro Education. Indeed, seventy-five consecutive years of publication of The Journal is a momentous accomplishment particularly given the significant...
Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Honoring the Past, Engaging the Present, Touching the Future
This article examines the history, present, and future of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). We begin with a brief review of the existing literature on HBCUs, considering common themes and how these institutions changed over time within...
Improvements in Academic Achievement among African American Students over Time: National Data and an Urban Case Study
An underlying assumption made in this article by Stringfield is that tests and test scores themselves are neither "good" nor "bad." Rather, test data can either be productively or harmfully used by individuals and groups with varying social agendas....
In Memoriam: Dean Charles H. Thompson (1896-1980)
Editorial CommentIn one sense there is no death. The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond his departure. You will always feel that life touching yours, that voice speaking to you, that spirit looking out of other eyes, talking to you in the familiar...
Introductory Comments
For scholars at Howard University and elsewhere, The Journal of Negro Education (The Journal) has been a constant over many of our lifetimes, documenting conditions that impact the education of African American children, as well as the education of other...
Linking Contents to Legacy: Synopsis of Four Volumes (Volumes 69-73)
My sojourn at The Journal (from April 2001 through June 2004) was one of great challenges that gradually culminated into huge accomplishments! Looking back, it gives me immense joy to have served as the Editor-in-Chief and become a small part of The...
My Time with the Journal of Negro Education
Theresa Rector spent 13 years working with Charles H. Thompson during the height of The Journal's contribution to educational and political achievements of the early 1950s and 1960s. Crucial to the legacy of The Journal was the Brown v. Board of Education...
No Child Left Behind and Implications for Black Students
The No Child Left Behind Act, a sequel to Goals 2000, is designed to enact the theories of standards-based education reform which is predicated on the belief that high expectations and setting of goals will result in success for all students. This article...
Past Discrimination and Diversity: A Historical Context for Understanding Race and Affirmative Action
This article examines the specific historical experiences of minority students at the University of Michigan from 1970 to the late 1990s, in order to provide a context for understanding and appreciating the ways in which affirmative action remedies should...
Pushing Past the Achievement Gap: An Essay on the Language of Deficit
Despite the intense focus on the achievement gap that exists between African American, Latino, and other students of color and their White counterparts, the achievement gap discourse keeps us locked in the deficit paradigm. This article challenges us...
Race, Culture and Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks
Race, Culture and Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks, by James A. Banks. London & New York: Routledge, 2006. 234 pp. $41.95, paperback; $135.00, hardback.This collection is essential reading to comprehensively understand the critically...
Recent Developments, Current Status, and Enduring Legacy of the Journal of Negro Education
The primary purpose of this article is to (a) discuss recent activities of and changes in The Journal of Negro Education (JNE) during my tenure as Editor-in-Chief (July 1, 2004 to the present), (b) highlight the current status and legacy of The Journal...
Securing the Right to Learn: The Quest for an Empowering Curriculum for African American Citizens
This article chronicles a journey to achieve the type of education that focused on the battles to secure access to schooling and a curriculum for full citizenship. The pursuit of educational opportunity has been and continues to be tortuous, with each...
Social Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap
Social Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap, by Richard Rothstein. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University; Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute, 2004, 210 pp. $17.95,...
Sylvia Taylor Johnson, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Negro Education (1994-2001): A World-Class Champion Runner
With characteristic crystal clarity and advanced, sharply honed research skills, Dr. Sylvia T. Johnson was able to take full advantage of holding the position of Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Negro Education from 1994 to 2001. This article summarizes...
The Educational Status of African American Males in the 21st Century
This article assesses the educational attainment of African American males between the 1990s and early 2000s. Beginning with a summary of a 1987-88 study conducted by the author on African American males in the New Orleans Public Schools, national data...
The Education of African American Girls and Women: Past to Present
This article examines the education of African American girls and women. It begins with a look at scholarship on African American girls and women published in The Journal of Negro Education from its inception in 1932 to the present. Subsequently, a historical...
The Impact of the Desegregation Process on the Education of Black Students: A Retrospective Analysis
This article is a retrospective analysis of a commentary we published in The Journal of Negro Education 25 years ago in which we discussed the interrelationships between and among the interpersonal, institutional, community, and African American achievement...
These Hallowed Halls: African American Women College and University Presidents
Early laws prohibited African Americans from learning to read and write in the United States. The right to an education has produced a significant number of African American women acquiring higher education. Racial and gender diversity at the presidential...
The Tests Are Written for the Dogs: The Journal of Negro Education, African American Children, and the Intelligence Testing Movement in Historical Perspective
Since its founding in April 1932, The Journal of Negro Education has published articles, reports, and reviews examining the results of intelligence and other mental tests given to African Americans. In these studies, historically social scientists contributing...
Walter Green Daniel: Advancing Knowledge through Benevolence
University faculty and students have not had sufficient opportunities to participate in the knowledge producing enterprise known as research. This article describes how two educators, Walter Green Daniel and his wife Theodora Christine Williams, advance...