The Encyclopedia of African American Education covers educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically black and predominantly black colleges and universities. Other entries cover individuals, organizations, associations, and publications that have had a significant impact on African American education. The Encyclopedia also presents information on public policy affecting the education of African Americans, including both court decisions and legislation. It includes a discussion of curriculum, concepts, theories, and alternative models of education, and addresses the topics of gender and sexual orientation, religion, and the media.
The Encyclopedia also includes a Reader's Guide, provided to help readers find entries on related topics. It classifies entries in sixteen categories:
" Alternative Educational Models
" Associations and Organizations
" Collegiate Education
" Graduate and Professional Education
" Historically Black Colleges and Universities
" Legal Cases
" Pre-Collegiate Education
" Psychology and Human Development
" Public Policy
" Religious Institutions
Some entries appear in more than one category.
This two-volume reference work will be an invaluable resource not only for educators and students but for all readers who seek an understanding of African American education both historically and in the 21st century.
Current American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), P-LAN Enterprises, LLC Previous Southern University and A & M College, Fort Valley State University Education MA and PhD, Educational Administration at Stanford University