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Still Not Equal

Expanding Educational Opportunity in Society

Christopher M. Brown II

Still Not Equal: Expanding Educational Opportunity in Society addresses the successes and failures of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the continuing challenge of expanding educational opportunity in the United States and across the Black diaspora. The educational, political, and social influence resulting from Brown, the Civil Rights Act, and their progeny have shaped the dynamics of the collective educational and social experiences of people of color. Notwithstanding, the obstacles, barriers, and enablers of educational, occupational, and economic status outcomes impact the formation and interpretation of public policy, specifically, and public perception, generally, about racialized notions of schooling and learning. The pursuit of educational access, attendance, and attainment is intertwined with the implications of academic research and public policy to improve local practices in school settings. Inasmuch as a diverse research agenda, priorities, and activities become situated to critically address status and attainment outcomes in education from preschool through adulthood for African Americans in the United States and abroad, the resulting complexities in education and other settings will continue to behave in ways that cross racial lines.
Contents: M. Christopher Brown II/ RoSusan D. Bartee: Introduction – M. Christopher Brown II/Tazewell V. Hurst III/RoSusan D. Bartee/Trimika M. Yates: African American College Enrollment and Completion: A Decade of Progress – David Boers: Accommodation or Immediacy? The Role of African Americans in the Quest for Education and Equality in the Evolution of American Education – Lisa Marie Martinez/Don Anthony Woods: Closing the Racial/Ethnic Gaps – M. Cookie Newsom/Archie Ervin: Navigating the River: Environmental Scanning to Enable Diversity Programs and Initiatives to Withstand Internal and External Challenges – Theodore Louis Thompson III: Historical and Contemporary Dilemmas Facing Urban Black Male Students Today: Focusing on the Past to Correct Present and Future Deficits – Sharon J. Chambers: Racial Profiling: A Never-Ending Problem for America’s Minorities – Renee White-Clark/Grace Lappin/Odesa Weatherford-Jacobs: Equalizing Educational Opportunities for African American Students: The Evaluation and Evolution of Teacher Education – Patricia J. Larke/Alvin Larke Jr./Evangeline M. Castle: The Brown Decision and Its Impact on African Americans: Examining Teacher Education, the Sociology of Education, and Agricultural Education – Jim Horn: The LEAP for Accountability? Ideology and Practice of Testing in a Louisiana Urban Elementary School – Rudolph Bustos: The Use of Jigsawing in Second Language Acquisition Among Third- and Fourth-Grade Hispanic Migrant Students in Kansas – Angiline Powell/Robert Q. Berry III: Achieving Success: Voices of Successful African American Mathematics Students – John P. Hamilton: Reasons African American Men Persist to Degree Completion in Institutions of Higher Education – Boyce C. Williams: Moving Beyond National Standards and Assessment – Otis D. Alexander: Blacks Still Not Equal Event After the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Erhabor Ighodaro: Curriculum Violence: The New Civil Rights Issue - How Efforts at Standardization Impact the Academic Achievement of African Americans – Cynthia Northington: The Use of Corporal Punishment on Minorities in the Public Schools – Louis A. Castenell Jr.: Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Opportunity for Leadership in the Twenty-First Century – Baruti I. Katembo: Vyuo vya Weusi (Black colleges): Their Future, Use, and Survival in a White Country – Floyd D. Beachum/Festus Obiakor/Carlos R. McCray: Community Uplift Theory for Positive Change of African Americans in Urban Schools – Fred Muskal: Mentoring Across Social Class Boundaries: Empirical Lessons – Brett Elizabeth Blake: Discourse(s) of Local Literacy Practices in Adolescent Jail Classrooms: Cultural Mediation Through Critical Race Theory – Lisa D. Horton/Rodney Washington: An Industry’s Delight: The Messages, Implications, and Uses of Positive Rap and Hip-Hop Media – Deneese L. Jones/Sherry Powers/ Antony Norman/William Bintz/Angela Cox/Margaret Davis/Yvonne Greenwalt/Patricia Higgins/Faye Newson: Still Unequal: A Critical Exploration of Early Literacy Instruction with Primary Teachers and Implications for Policy – James Richardson: A Thing Most Brutish: The Calibanization of the African American Male – Mavis Mitchell/Malcolm Cort/George Young/Lorna Roberts: African American College Students’ Attitudes Toward Mental Health Treatment – James Mbuva: Education Enhances Equality and Fairness: Where Do People of Color Fit in Global Educational Systems? – Elavie Ndura/Omiunota Nelly Ukpokodu: Obstacles to Equal Opportunity for African Refugees in the United States – Richard Irikefe Okorodudu: Counseling for Global Citizenship Education as Innovation in South Nations – I. U.