Blacks and Education: Three Perspectives on a Continuing National Controversy


reviewed by Samuel D. Johnson, Jr. - 1985

coverTitle: Blacks and Education: Three Perspectives on a Continuing National Controversy
Author(s): Forrest W. Parkay
Publisher: Praeger Publications, Westport
ISBN: 0275910563, Pages: , Year: 1983
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Virtually any time a social scientist or educational practitioner uses the terms race and education in a sentence, controversy is certain to follow. Each of the three books reviewed here approaches one of the complex issues involved in understanding how being black makes a difference in educational practice, policy, or outcomes. I doubt that very many people will share my experience of reading these three books in succession, unless they are assigned to do so, but reading them in such a fashion was perhaps more valuable for me, both personally and as a reviewer, because it amplified the complexity of the problems faced by those involved in efforts to make sense out of the problems at the points of interface between black Americans and public education. Blacks in the United States and other multiracial societies have traditionally equated education with access to social and economic mobility in a fashion that is basically... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 86 Number 4, 1985, p. 643-648
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 952, Date Accessed: 12/16/2019 2:46:34 AM

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