The Journal of Negro Education

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

Articles from Vol. 79, No. 2, Spring

Editor's Comment: "Acting Black": What Black Kids Think about Being Smart and Other School-Related Experiences
A question often echoed in popular discourse is, "Do Black kids consider being smart as 'acting White'?" Cultural critics such as Bill Cosby and Stuart Buck have brought this discussion to the mainstream media. Scholarly literature has explored this...
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Fluency-Oriented Reading Instruction with Increasing Black and Latino Reading Fluency, as Compared to Asian and White Second-Grade Students' Reading Fluency
This study examined the effectiveness of Fluency-Oriented Reading Instruction (FORI) on improving reading fluency for an ethnically diverse sample of second-grade students. FORI incorporates the repeated reading of a grade-level text over the course...
Graduates of an Historically Black Boarding School and Their Academic and Social Integration at Two Traditionally White Universities
This naturalistic inquiry explored the cultural impact of a historically Black independent boarding school on the social and academic experiences of four of its graduates who attended two traditionally White universities. The study examined two primary...
Literacy Instruction in Rural Elementary Schools in Jamaica: Response to Professional Development
Rural educators from several elementary schools in southwest Jamaica completed pre- and post-literacy surveys. Professional training was developed and provided in response to the pre-assessment results. Literacy training combined two essential skills:...
Planning Ahead: The Relationship among School Support, Parental Involvement, and Future Academic Expectations in African American Adolescents
The purpose of this study was to identify the social supports in the lives of African American adolescents that influence resilient academic outcomes. The authors examined 206 African American students to identify the role of parental involvement as...
Schools Betrayed: Roots of Failure in Inner-City Education
Schools Betrayed: Roots of Failure in Inner-City Education by Kathryn M. Neckerman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2007, 240 pp. $29.00, hardback; $22.00, paperback.In her book, Schools Betrayed: Roots of Failure in Inner-City Education, Kathryn...
The Effects of Home-School Dissonance on African American Male High School Students
The current study examined associations between home-school dissonance and several academic and psychological variables among 80 African American male high school students. Regression analyses revealed that home-school dissonance significantly predicted...
The Impact of Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Bias on African American Students
This article discusses sexual orientation and gender expression bias as they impact the educational experience of African American students. Sexual orientation and gender expression bias have a unique presentation in Black educational settings. The climate...
The Miseducation of Black Children
The Miseducation of Black Children, by Kmt G. Shockley. Chicago: African American Images, 2008, 136 pp., $12.95, paperback.Examining the necessity and utility of an African-centered education for Black students, the book The Miseducation of Black Children,...
United States V. Fordice: Mississippi Higher Education without Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The United States v. Fordice was decided in the United States Supreme Court in 1992, and it represents the most recent ruling on desegregation for those states that have historically maintained racially segregated systems of higher education. This study...