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Author Rury, John L., 1951-

Title The African American struggle for secondary schooling, 1940-1980 : closing the graduation gap / John L. Rury, Shirley A. Hill

Publ Info New York : Teachers College Press, [2012]
 RWU Main Library  LC2717 .R87 2012    AVAILABLE
 URI  LC2717 .R87 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents Introduction : Racial convergence in secondary school attainment ; Setting attainment in context ; Improving black secondary education ; Moving to opportunity, and to crisis ; Building toward the future ; Plan of the book -- pt. I. Expanding access. 1. The south in the 1940s : Stark inequity: the rural countryside ; A shaky foundation: elementary education ; Making the best of hard times ; City schools ; Accreditation struggles ; Struggling against a legacy of inequity -- 2. Sea change: "equalization" and secondary schooling : Race, education, and regional development ; Mounting restiveness ; Shifting social and political conditions ; A new day for high schools ; Rising levels of attainment ; A grassroots movement ; The good black high school ; White resistance and black skepticism: the limits of reform ; Building a foundation for the future -- 3. Inequity, discrimination, and growth outside the south, 1940-1960 : Blacks and secondary school attainment in 1940 ; Going to high school in the north and west, 1940 ; Racial conflict in high schools ; In search of tolerance ; Segregated secondary schooling, north and west ; Parsing the academic layer cake ; Black secondary school attainment in 1960 ; Growing attainment and persistent inequality --
pt. II. Fighting for equality. 4. Black youth and the urban crisis : A changing urban scene ; Discovery of the "dropout" ; Continuing progress in attainment ; Learning under difficult circumstances ; Serving the "disadvantaged" ; An era of conflict and protest ; Coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s -- 5. Battling segregation : Integration in the 1940s and 1950s ; Changing high schools in Kansas City ; Desegregation and protest across the north ; Pyrric victory in the south ; Integration and student conflict ; Inequity within the schools ; Trial by fire -- Conclusion: The African American high school experience in perspective : The high school in the history of black education ; High schools and social status ; Dilemmas of integration ; A legacy of protest ; The elusive goal of equality ; The imperative of educational change -- Appendixes : A. Oral history interviews and other sources of information ; B. Logistic regression analysis of secondary school attainment
LC subject African Americans -- Education
African Americans -- Education (Secondary)
Academic achievement -- United States
Segregation in education -- United States
School integration -- United States
Add Author Hill, Shirley A. (Shirley Ann), 1947-
ISBN 9780807752777 (pbk.)
0807752770 (pbk.)
9780807752784 (hardcover)
0807752789 (hardcover)