African American Students in Urban Schools

Critical Issues and Solutions for Achievement

by James L. Moore III (Volume editor) Chance W. Lewis (Volume editor)
©2012 Textbook XIV, 328 Pages
Series: Educational Psychology, Volume 4


African American Students in Urban Schools offers readers a critical yet comprehensive examination of the issues affecting African American students’ outcomes in urban school systems and beyond. Across disciplines including teacher education, school counseling, school psychology, gifted education, career and technical education, higher education, and more, chapters use theoretical and conceptual analysis and research-based evidence to examine the unique challenges facing urban African American students and illustrate what can be done to help. This book will enable readers to better understand many of the complex and multifaceted dilemmas faced by today’s urban school systems and will motivate readers to make a commitment to improve urban schools for the betterment of African American students.


XIV, 328
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
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New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XIV, 328 pp., num. graphs

Biographical notes

James L. Moore III (Volume editor) Chance W. Lewis (Volume editor)

James L. Moore III (MAEd and PhD in counselor education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) is an associate provost in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University, where he also serves as the inaugural director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male. Additionally, Dr. Moore is a professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology. He has published extensively and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, such as the National Alliance of Black School Educators’ W. E. B. Du Bois Higher Education Award. Chance W. Lewis (PhD in educational leadership/teacher education from Colorado State University) is the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Urban Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he also serves as Executive Director of the Urban Education Collaborative. Dr. Lewis is the author or editor of six books, most recently Yes We Can!: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform (2011). For his work, he has received numerous awards and honors.


Title: African American Students in Urban Schools