Fostering Collaborations Between African American Communities and Educational Institutions, 1st Edition

  • Patrice Wynette Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 1799811832
  • ISBN-13: 9781799811831
  • 260 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released March 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020
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Historically, African American communities had a strong sense of community, promoted by limited resources and racial segregation. However, with integration, African American populations became less concentrated, and they began to rely less on each other. In an effort to attain equality, the sense of community and impact of education once prevalent among African Americans has suffered. This title explores pre-segregation experiences of community and education, as well as changes among HBCUs and public education in predominately African American and poor areas. It shows the relationship between racial and educational disparities and reveals the impact of community and cultural co-dependence in moving African Americans toward socially equity. Covers topics such as the achievement gap, community relationships, and teacher education. For educators, higher education faculty, HBCUs, researchers, policymakers, non-profit organizers, historians, sociologists, academicians, and students.