The Journal of Negro Education

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

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 3, Summer

Assessing the Impact of Family Process on Rural African American Adolescents' Competence and Behavior Using Latent Growth Curve Analysis
Authors investigated the long-term effects of a family process program on social and cognitive competence and aggressive and deviant behavior among rural African American adolescents. Data were gathered from a 5-year study of 465 rural African American...
Bringing Parents Back In: African American Parental Involvement, Extracurricular Participation, and Educational Policy
Using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS), this study explores the relationship between African American student participation in extracurricular activities and parental educational involvement. Results suggest that school-based...
Collecting and Utilizing Evaluation Research for Public Good and on Behalf of African American Children
This article argues that researchers entrusted with evaluating the educational outcomes of African American children must engage their practice for the public good and on behalf of African American students. This can be done by collecting and reporting...
Determining the College Destination of African American High School Seniors: Does College Athletic Reputation Matter?
This study extends research on college choice by examining what African American students say about the importance of the college's athletic reputation when choosing which school to attend. The authors first examine, among African American students attending...
Educating the Whole Child: The Talent Quest Model for Educational Policy and Practice
This article reports on school reform interventions and outcomes of the Howard University Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR)/Capstone Institute, which uses evidenced-based strategies to promote the academic achievement...
Elementary School Students' Learning Preferences and the Classroom Learning Environment: Implications for Educational Practice and Policy
The purpose of this study was to investigate fifth grade students' perceptions of learning preferences for individualistic, competitive, cooperative, and communal learning. This investigation also examined students' perceptions of their classroom-learning...
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Programs to Improve Educational Attainment of Unwed African American Teen Mothers: A Meta Analysis
This study applied meta-analytic methods to synthesize the findings and examine the effects of interventions, including secondary teen pregnancy prevention programs, on educational attainment among unwed African American teen mothers. Multiple search...
Family Decision-Making Style, Peer Group Affiliation and Prior Academic Achievement as Predictors of the Academic Achievement of African American Students
This study examined family decision-making style, peer group affiliation, and prior academic achievement as predictors of academic achievement of African American students. The sample for this study was 16,489 students who participated in both the first...
Guest Editorial
This special issue addresses the theme of social science research and its relationship to and implications for both educational policy and practice as related to Black students and high-poverty schools. The 17 articles within this issue are organized...
Longitudinal Effects of Parenting on Children's Academic Achievement in African American Families
By using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics, this study investigated the concurrent and longitudinal effects of parenting practice on children's academic...
Mo' Money, Mo' Problems? High-Achieving Black High School Students' Experiences with Resources, Racial Climate, and Resilience
The lower rates of college enrollment for Black students make it important to understand both how different high school environments affect college preparation and matriculation and how some students are able to succeed despite the environmental barriers...
Reducing the Gap: Success for All and the Achievement of African American Students
Success for All is a comprehensive reform model that uses cooperative learning, tutoring, family support services, and extensive professional development to help high-poverty schools succeed with their students. This article reviews research on Success...
Still Separate and Unequal: Examining Race, Opportunity, and School Achievement in "Integrated" Suburbs
Recent research examines the Black/White achievement gap in integrated, affluent suburban schools. This gap is particularly vexing more than 50 years after the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision emphasized creating educational equity through...
The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program: Toward a Seamless Approach to the Production of African American Doctorates
Despite annual increases in the number of African American doctoral degree recipients in the U.S., underrepresentation continues, particularly in the natural sciences. This article provides a description and preliminary assessment of the McKnight Doctoral...
The Milwaukee School Voucher Initiative: Impact on Black Students
During the past two decades, urban public education has continued to experience serious problems in effectively educating African American and other minority students. The response in one urban community was a unique alliance formed between middle-class,...
The Research Program of the Yale Child Study Center School Development Program
The Yale Child Study Center School Development Program (SDP) uses an action research approach to explore obstacles to good teaching and learning in schools, and to reduce or eliminate them. Action research is among the least highly regarded of current...
Understanding Differences in Postsecondary Educational Attainment: A Comparison of Predictive Measures for Black and White Students
This study examines how student-level indicators-such as expectations for postsecondary education, academic achievement, participation in college preparatory tests, and student-parent communications- are related to postsecondary educational attainment...
Writing Research Reports and Scholarly Manuscripts for Journal Publication: Pitfalls and Promises
Based on scholarly literature and the author's experiences in research, writing, and publishing, the article presents valuable information, strategies, and guidelines for carrying out research and preparing research reports and scholarly manuscripts...
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