The Journal of Negro Education

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

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 4, Fall

Becoming and Unbecoming White: Owning and Disowning a Racial Identity
Becoming and Unbecoming White: Owning and Disowning a Racial Identity, edited by Christine Clark and James O'Donnell. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 1999. 304 pp. $22.95, paper. Reviewed by Kathy Tiner, The Fielding Institute for Educational Leadership...
Black Picket Fences: Privileges and Peril among the Black Middle Class
Black Picket Fences: Privileges and Peril Among the Black Middle Class, by Mary Pattillo-McCoy. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999. 276 pp. $25.00, cloth. Reviewed by Toni A. Gregory, The Fielding Institute for Educational Leadership and...
Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute
Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute, by Charles Wadelington and Richard F. Knapp. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. 303 pp. $16.95, paper; $39.95, cloth. Reviewed by Joseph T. Durham, Community College of Baltimore...
Conflict in the House: Interethnic Conflict as Change Agent, Change as Conflict Instigator
Conflict is viewed by many as something to be feared and avoided-even, and perhaps especially, in educational settings. However, if dealt with openly, honestly, and forthrightly, school conflict can provide students, parents, teachers, administrators,...
Curricular Approaches to Developing Positive Interethnic Relations
This article examines whether and in what ways curricular approaches can be helpful in building positive interethnic relations in a large, ethnically diverse high school. Through this case study of curricular reform, the author documents four curricular...
Keepin' It Real: Personalizing School Experiences for Diverse Learners to Create Harmony and Minimize Interethnic Conflict
This article reports on an approach to helping teachers learn about the cultures of diverse groups of learners that is based on a sociocultural theory of education. Using this approach, students from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds are seen as conduits...
Leading, Lauding, and Learning: Leadership in Secondary Schools Serving Diverse Populations
This article examines three sources of leadership-administrator, teacher, and student-in 2 high schools that were part of the Leading for Diversity Research Project, which studied 21 schools. It illustrates how these leaders served as change agents in...
"Structures beneath the Skin": How School Leaders Use Their Power and Authority to Create Institutional Opportunities for Developing Positive Interethnic Communities
This article explores key features of the complex process school leaders employ to create positive interethnic school communities. It identifies five distinct aspects of the interventions used in that process and applies an analytical model to each to...
The Effects of Segregation on African American High School Seniors' Academic Achievement
This study examines the relationship between segregated education and school outcomes for African American adolescents in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, school district (CMS), regarded as a model of successful desegregated public schooling....
Unraveling Underachievement among African American Boys from an Identification with Academics Perspective
Many theories attempt to explain why, despite all efforts, African American boys continue to lag behind their White counterparts. This article reviews three prominent theories addressing the social and cultural factors that can inhibit academic excellence...
Which Way Do We Go?: Leading for Diversity in the New Frontier
The Leading for Diversity Project research described in this collection of articles is a very ambitious and impressive project, the goal of which is to identify and describe models of proactive leadership in schools that serve to improve race relations...
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