You are here

Delays in shipping: Due to current delays in our warehouse shipping services, please expect longer than usual delivery times for any print book orders.  If you are a student requiring instant access to a book title, please consider ordering a digital copy via an alternative online retailer.

For instructors, only digital inspection copy requests are available. If you require a print inspection copy, please contact your local Academic Sales Consultant.

For further assistance please visit our Contact us page. Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the inconvenience.

The SAGE Handbook of African American Education

The SAGE Handbook of African American Education

September 2008 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Handbook of African American Education reflects historical and current perspectives on African Americans in secondary and post-secondary education. Its content promotes inquiry and development of questions, ideas and dialogue about critical practice, theory, and research about African Americans in the United States educational system.

The Handbook serves as a comprehensive collection of scholarship that presents theoretical and empirical work on historical perspectives, teaching and learning, secondary school leadership, higher education, current issues, and education policy. This comprehensive body of work will also make significant contributions to the scholarship on African Americans in the broad context of United States education and society.

Linda C. Tillman
Editor's Introduction
Gloria J. Ladson-Billings
Section I: The Education of Black Folk: Historical Perspectives
Derrick P. Alridge and V. P. Franklin
Adah Ward Randolph
1. To Gain and to Lose: The Loving School and the African American Struggle for Education in Columbus, Ohio, 1831-1882
Derrick P. Alridge
2. African American Educators and the Black Intellectual Tradition
V. P. Franklin
3. "They Rose or Fell Together": African American Educators and Community Leadership, 1795-1954
Linda M. Perkins
4. The History of Black Women Graduate Students, 1921-1948
Michael Fultz
5. Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Dissolution of Black State Teachers Associations, 1954-1970
Section II: The Landscape of Teaching and Learning for African Americans in U.S. Schooling
Jacqueline Jordan Irvine
Peter C. Murrell Jr
6. Identity, Agency, and Culture: Black Achievement and Educational Attainment
Yolanda J. Majors and Sana Ansari
7. Cultural Community Practices as Urban Classroom Resources
H. Richard Milner IV
8. Preparing Teachers of African American Students in Urban Schools
Mari Ann Roberts and Jacqueline Jordan Irvine
9. African American Teachers' Caring Behaviors: The Difference Makes a Difference
Cheryl Fields-Smith
10. After "It Takes A Village": Mapping the Terrain of Black Parental Involvement in the Post-Brown Era
Section III: African American Leaders in PK-12 Educational Leadership
Linda C. Tillman
Linda C. Tillman
11. African American Principals and the Legacy of Brown
Robert Cooper and Will J. Jordan
12. Leadership Challenges in K-12 Urban Education: Prospective African American Administrators' Views on Educating African American Students and Closing the Achievement Gap
Tondra L. Loder-Jackson
13. The Confluence of Race, Gender, and Generation in the Lives of African American Women Principals
Mark A. Gooden
14. Race, Law, and Leadership: Exploring the Interest-Convergence Dilemma
Kay Lovelace Taylor and Linda C. Tillman
15. African American Superintendents in Public School Districts
Section IV: African Americans in Higher Education
Kofi Lomotey
Eddie Comeaux and Walter R. Allen
16. Exclusions and Illusions: Rethinking the Mysterious UC Admissions Process that Disadvantages Deserving African American Students
Jon A. Yasin
17. Hip Hop: A Source of Empowerment for African American Male College Students
William A. Smith
18. Campuswide Climate: Implications for African American Students
Kofi Lomotey and Sessi S. F. Aboh
19. Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Catalysts to Liberation?
Lynette L. Danley, Roderic R. Land, and Kofi Lomotey
20. The Power of Pathways: Strategies for the Preparation of African American Faculty
Section V: Current Issues: Theory and Research on the Participation of African Americans in U.S. Education
Gwendolyn Cartledge
Marvin Lynn and Thurman L. Bridges III
21. Critical Race Studies in Education and the "Endarkened" Wisdom of Carter G. Woodson
James L. Moore III and Delila Owens
22. Educating and Counseling African American Students: Recommendations for Teachers and School Counselors
Carol E. Malloy and Richard Noble III
23. The Education of African American Students in Charter Schools: Four Case Studies
Gwendolyn Cartledge and Charles Dukes
24. Disproportionality of African American Children in Special Education: Definition and Dimensions
James Earl Davis
25. Toward Understanding African American Males and K-12 Education
Section VI: African Americans Shaping Educational Policy?
Jennifer Beaumont
Jennifer Beaumont
26. Creating Opportunities for Educational Success: Oral Histories of Four African Americans Shaping Education Policy
Eric J. Cooper
27. Realities and Responsibilities in the Education Village
Sabrina Hope King and Nancy M. Cardwell
28. Creating a New Model of Education for African-American Children: Mobilizing Stakeholder Partners in Service to Sustained Academic Success
Sheilah D. Vance
29. Beyond Segregation: The Continuing Struggle for Educational Equity 50 Years After Brown v. Board of Education
Jessica Gordon Nembhard
30. Educating Black Youth for Economic Empowerment: Democratic Economic Participation and School Reform Practices and Policies
Joyce Elaine King
Epilogue: Black Education Post-Katrina: And All Us We Are Not Saved
Lynette L. Danley, Roderic R. Land, and Kofi Lomotey
Appendix: Graduate School Programs to Prepare Future Faculty of Color

"This handbook represents the most comprehensive collection of research on African Americans in education to date. Its breadth spans the historical, the political, institutional and community forces that have shaped educational opportunities and attainment among African Americans. The review of extant research on a range of topics from the role of culture and identity in learning, teacher preparation, educational leadership, to higher education and educational policy is far-reaching and cutting edge. This volume has historic significance and will become a classic collection on African American education for scholars and practitioners alike."

Carol D. Lee, Professor, Northwestern University
Vice-President, Division G, American Educational Research Association

Carol D. Lee, Professor, Northwestern University
Vice-President, Division G, American Educational Research Association

“A wise scientist once argued that to doubt everything or to believe
everything often results in the same solution set; both eliminate the
need for reflection. This handbook provides an intellectual space for
those interested in true reflection on the human ecology of the African
American experience in schools, communities, and society. The /Handbook
of African American Education/ is a repository of information developed
to advance the human service professional.”

William F. Tate IV

Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

William F. Tate IV
Washington University in St. Louis

"The SAGE Handbook of African American Education is a unique, comprehensive collection of theoretical and empirical scholarship in six important areas: historical perspectives, teaching and learning, Pre-K-12 school leadership, higher education, current issues, and education policy."


"It is an impressive volume that provides a breadth of information on the current status of African American education."

Paul O. Myhre
Teaching Theology and Religion

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9781412937436

SAGE Knowledge is the premier social sciences platform for SAGE and CQ Press book, reference and video content.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.