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Title African-centered schooling in theory and practice / edited by Diane S. Pollard, Cheryl S. Ajirotutu ; foreword by Edgar Epps
Published Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 223 pages)
Contents pt. 1. Implementing African-centered schools in a public context. Historical, social, and cultural contexts of the African American immersion schools ; A portrait of the African American immersion elementary school ; A portrait of the African American immersion middle school ; Transformations ; Surface to deep transformations ; Lessons learned -- pt. 2. Issues in African-centered schooling. Talent development, cultural deep structure, and school reform: implications for African immersion initiatives / A. Wade Boykin ; "Island by island we must go across": challenges from language and culture among African Americans / Shirley Brice Heath ; Culturally relevant pedagogy in African-centered schools: possibilities for progressive educational reform / Gloria Ladson-Billings ; Afrocentric education: critical questions for further considerations / Jacqueling Jordan Irvine
Summary Annotation Given the increasing interest in African-centered education as a viable alternative educational strategy, the present study, growing out of the African American Immersion Schools Evaluation Project, provides an important demonstration of the movement from theoretical discussions of the potential benefits of African-centered education to its practice and measurable outcomes in urban public schools. The similarities between Milwaukee and other urban schools districts indicate that the findings from this study should have wide applicability
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject African American Immersion Schools Evaluation Project.
African Americans -- Education -- Evaluation -- Longitudinal studies.
Afrocentrism -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
Public schools -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- Longitudinal studies.
Genre/Form Longitudinal studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Ajirotutu, Cheryl.
Epps, Edgar G., 1929-
Pollard, Diane.
ISBN 0313004897
0585393419 (electronic bk.)
9780585393414 (electronic bk.)
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