Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Examination of the Educational Movement of African Americans in the United States from Slavery to Modernity
by Brooks, Shonda Garner, D.E., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, 148; 10816639
Abstract (Summary)

This study examines the educational history of African Americans since their arrival in America in 1619. From milestones to major turning points in educational history, various Supreme Court decisions, and federal educational legislation, this study highlights the development of the African American system of education. This paper also examines the creation of the first legislation governing education of blacks in the 1700s and then evaluates the modern legislation pertaining to the education of blacks in America’s schools. Next, this paper examines the academic progress of African Americans by reviewing their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading and mathematics assessment. Lastly, this study offers remedies for the current state of academic affairs for African Americans.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Davis, Tarrah C.
Commitee: Autin, Nancy P., Campbell, Kathleen, Dick, Steven, Farmer-Kaiser, Mary
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: DAI-A 80/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational tests & measurements, African American Studies
Keywords: African Americans, NAEP, NCLB
Publication Number: 10816639
ISBN: 9781392041536
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