Going to School
The African-American Experience
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In this ground-breaking book, noted scholars/educators respond to the persistent, pervasive and disproportionate underachievement of African-American students in public schools. In the process, they illustrate various aspects of the dilemma with a wide range of views and address the complexity of the topic by including a consideration of the factors that impact upon the academic achievement of African-American students. Lomotey considers the implications for research, policy and practice related to African-American academic achievement.
Kofi Lomotey is Assistant Professor of Educational Administration in the Department of Educational Organization, Administration and Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
"It is creatively put together. Stylistically the writing is neither pessimistic or oppressive. There is an excellent admixture of authors to include seasoned veterans, younger scholars and former practitioners. Developmentally the work builds progressively from problem identification, to factors affecting achievement, to limitations of achievement measures, to programs that work. The importance attached to schooling of 'at-risk' youngsters, of which African-American youngsters are a part, is one of the crucial issues on the national political agenda today. " — Carol Camp Yeakey, University of Virginia