The Journal of Negro Education

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

Articles from Vol. 67, No. 2, Spring

Achieving Educational Equality: Assuring All Students an Equal Opportunity in School
Achieving Educational Equality: Assuring All Students an Equal Opportunity in School, by Herbert Grossman. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1998. 217 pp. $48.95, cloth. A product of the New York City public school system, Herbert Grossman began his...
Gender and Racial/ethnic Differences in the Affirmative Action Attitudes of U.S. College Students
Most of the literature on affirmative action focuses on European American adults' opposition to it. This study extends that focus by investigating gender and racial/ethnic differences in college students' support for affirmative action in higher education....
Raising a Village: White Male Teachers as Role Models for African American Male Students
An African proverb says, "It takes an entire village to raise a child." I first heard this proverb a few years ago when I began my secondary school teaching career at a virtually all-Black high school in the Everglades region of Florida. Since that time,...
Schooling along the Color Line: Progressives and the Education of Blacks in the New South
Perhaps one of the most neglected features of the history of postbellum Black education is the role of White southern university leaders in proselytizing the northern-inspired and financed industrial education movement to their fellow southerners. This...
Single-Sex Classes and Academic Achievement in Two Inner-City Schools
In response to the low academic achievement and school motivation of disproportionate numbers of African American students, some inner-city schools have experimented with single-sex classes as a strategy to improve academic and personal development....
Teacher and Parent Assessments of the Social Competence of Inner-City Children: Issues of Gender within Race
Teachers and parents assume major responsibility in shaping children's social behaviors. To determine their relative perspectives, teachers and parents rated the social skills of inner-city Black elementary school students. Consistent with national findings,...
Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach
Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach, by Louise Derman-Sparks and Carol Brunson Phillips. New York: Teachers College Press, 1997. 169 pp. $19.95, paper. Reviewed by P. Rudy Mattai, SUNY-College at Buffalo. In his foreword to Louise...
The Impact of Membership in Black Greek-Letter Organizations on Black Students' Involvement in Collegiate Activities and Their Development of Leadership Skills
Despite numerous recent events that have cast collegiate Black Greek-letter organizations (BGOs) in a negative light, many view these and other Greek organizations as important leadership development vehicles. This article reports on a study that examined...
The Thunder during the Storm-School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginia, 1957-1959: A Local History
This article contends that Norfolk, Virginia, serves as a microcosm of the social tensions that flared throughout the South in the wake of the 1954 and 1955 Brown school desegregation rulings. It provides a retrospective look at regional, state, and...
Transforming Curriculum for a Culturally Diverse Society
Transforming Curriculum for a Culturally Diverse Society, edited by Etta R. Hollins. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1996. 304 pp. $26.00, paper. Reviewed by Rosalie S. Boone, Howard University. The rapidly growing diversity of our nation's school population became...
Under the Gaze: Learning to Be Black in White Society
Under the Gaze: Learning to Be Black in White Society, by Jennifer Kelly. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Fernwood, 1998. 144 pp. $15.95, paper. Reviewed by Brian K. Perkins, Sacred Heart University. As the author of this book contends, race, abstractly considered,...
Voices in English Classrooms: Honoring Diversity and Change-Classroom Practices in Teaching English
Voices in English Classrooms: Honoring Diversity and Change-Classroom Practices in Teaching English (Volume 28), edited by Lenora Cook and Helen Lodge. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1996. 248 pp. $14.95, paper. Reviewed by Dolores...