The Journal of Negro Education

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

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 4, Fall

Across Boundaries: The Journey of a South African Woman Leader
Across Boundaries: The Journey of a South African Woman Leader, by Mamphela Ramphele. New York: Feminist Press at City University of New York, 1997. 241 pp. $19.95, cloth. The first book in a series from the Feminist Press on African women's lives, Across...
Black Women in the Academy: Promises and Perils
Black Women in the Academy: Promises and Perils, edited by Lois Benjamin. Gainesville, FL: Florida University Press, 1997. 424 pp. $49.95, cloth. Reviewed by Marilyn Mobley McKenzie, Department of English, George Mason University. For the most part,...
Collaborative Space in South African Schools: A Comparative Perspective
This article details a study that investigated both the nature and extent of the conceptual and physical space teachers, principals, and other administrators in South African schools devote to teacher collaboration. The schools selected for the study...
Creative Instability: The Case of the South African Higher Education System
South Africa's historically disadvantaged institutions of higher education (HDIs), which collectively admit the largest number of Black South Africans in higher education, were major sites of student anti-apartheid revolts. Their administrative and academic...
Engineering Education at South Africa's Technikons
This article describes engineering education at the technikons of post-apartheid South Africa. The history of technikons is explained; and comparisons are drawn between technical colleges, technikons, and universities in the context of contemporary South...
Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban Education Reform
Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban Education Reform, by Jean Anyon. New York: Teacher's College Press, 1997. 217 pp. $18.95, paper. Emanating from a multiyear, consultative process with a cluster of schools in Newark, New Jersey, this work...
Issues in the Making of South Africa's Language in Education Policy
This article argues that, to be truly understood, South Africa's new Language in Education Policy (LiEP) must be examined in the context of both historical and recent developments. It provides this background discussion and focuses on the LiEP as it...
Multicultural Education in the United States
Multicultural Education in the United States, by David Washburn. Bloomsburg, PA: Inquiry International, 1996.160 pp. $19.95, cloth. To reach students, it is critical that teachers be aware of their experiential backgrounds and that they employ materials...
Opportunity-to-Learn Issues Common to South Africa and the United States
Among the many educational dilemmas the United States and South Africa share in common, this article highlights two: disparities in school funding and school dropout. The twist, however, is that in South Africa, the majority population has borne the...
Policies for Transformation: An Evaluation of Educational Policy Developments since 1994
Through the lens of critical analysis, this article presents an overview of recent South African educational policy developments, occurring before and since the 1994 democratic elections, that have been heralded for their transformative potential. It...
Preschool Education for Black South African Children: A Descriptive Study of 32 Educare Centers
The education of young African children in South Africa was ignored during apartheid. In response, groups of African women, many lacking formal education or knowledge of early childhood education (ECE) practices, established private preschools called...
Readings on Equal Education, Volume 13: Forty Years after the Brown Decision-Implications of School Desegregation for U.S. Education
Readings on Equal Education, Volume 13: Forty Years After the Brown Decision-Implications of School Desegregation for LI.S. Education, edited by Kofi Lomotey and Charles Teddlie. New York: AMS Press, 1996. 226 pp. $62.50, cloth. The readings in this...
Redefining Equity: Challenges and Opportunities Facing South Africa's Historically Black Universities Relative to Global and National Changes
This article examines equity relative to South Africa's historically Black universities (HBUs) in changing global and local circumstances. It argues that equity should not be interpreted as strict equality, but rather in terms of improved fitness to...
The Birth of a New Nation
The birth of the new South Africa marks one of the most profound events of the close of the 20th century. Indeed, the historical events culminating in the first truly democratic elections in South Africa in 1994 have ramifications for people around the...
The Evolution of Admissions and Retention Policies at an Historically White South African University
A brief overview of South Africa's higher education history contextualizes this article's examination of how admissions policies and procedures at the University of Cape Town (UCT), an historically White South African university, have been affected by...
The Intercultural Cultural of Schools: Problems and Challenges for a Post-Apartheid South Africa
To achieve optimal balance between cultural integration, differentiation, equity, and development, this article argues that an "intercultural culture" must be established in South Africa's public schools. This will demand critical awareness of interculturalism...
Toward Conceptual, Policy, and Programmatic Frameworks of Affirmative Action in South African Universities
Debate surrounding the concept and goals of affirmative action is growing in the United States and other countries. This article explicates and compares the conceptual tenets of affirmative action as they have been operationalized in the U.S. and South...
Transformation and Outcomes-Based Education in South Africa: Opportunities and Challenges
This article deconstructs the discourse of outcomes-based education (OBE) reform in South Africa by addressing the following questions: who is spearheading and managing the reform process and how; what philosophical and pedagogical truths are being established...
Transforming Educational Management in South Africa
Three key conceptual issues related to educational management development demand the immediate attention of South African policymakers. First, apartheid engendered a particular understanding of education and educational management among school administrators;...
Understanding Educational Decentralization in Post-Apartheid South Africa
This article examines the discourses of educational decentralization in the South African context. It considers the shifting and contested definitions of the concept as it relates to three broad dimensions of the policy: administrative, political, and...
Will "Things" or Will Knowledge and Ideas Fuel South Africa's Growth?
Efforts to increase spending on education beyond traditional levels as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) have been frustrating for many South African educators who view the new government's macroeconomic policies as unnecessarily restrictive. This...
Women and Education in South Africa: Factors Influencing Women's Educational Progress and Their Entry into Traditionally Male-Dominated Fields
Creating a system that provides quality education and training for all -young and old, regardless of race, class, or gender-is probably the greatest developmental challenge facing the South African government today. Women (and girls), particularly those...
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