Each topic in this 2-volume encyclopedia is discussed as it relates to the education of African Americans. The entries provide a comprehensive overview of educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities. The encyclopedia follows the struggle of African Americans to achieve equality in education—beginning among an enslaved population and evolving into the present—as the efforts of many remarkable individuals furthered this cause through court decisions and legislation.
A unique appendix, "The Complete Bibliography of the Journal of Negro Education, 1932-2008," includes listings of the tables of contents and reprinted articles on segregation, desegregation, and equality.
- Highlights individuals, organizations, and publications that have had a significant impact on African American education
- Incorporates discussions of curriculum, concepts, theories, and alternative models of education that facilitate the learning process
- Addresses the topics of gender and sexual orientation, religion, and the media
- Alternative educational models
- Associations and organizations
- Collegiate education
- Graduate and professional education
- Historically Black colleges and universities
- Legal cases
- Precollegiate Education
- Psychology and human development
- Public policy
- Religious institutions
The encyclopedia is valuable resource for students, educators, and scholars of education—and all readers who seek an understanding of African American education, both historically and in the 21st century.