Black College Leadership in PK–12 Education

Educational equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice are widely considered to be the most important civil rights challenge of the 21st century. Many HBCUs began in the 1800s as institutions to prepare Black teachers to teach in segregated America. Although their focus has expanded since their critical beginnings, HBCUs remain significant producers of African American teachers. Today, as the United States grapples with educational disparities, lack of diversity among education professionals, systemic racism, and the recent politically-inspired assaults on Critical Race Theory, we need HBCU leadership in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education more than ever. Black College Leadership in PK–12 Education amplifies the research and perspectives of HBCU leaders, including four HBCU education deans, on how HBCUs help school districts optimize education for Black preschool, elementary and secondary students. Specific topics include HBCU teacher preparation, building HBCU and PK–12 partnerships, culturally responsive teaching, inclusive assessment practices, and HBCU leadership in STEM education. This book is ideal for school teachers and administrators who want to use HBCUs as a resource to improve education, as well as HBCU leaders who want to work more effectively with local school districts.

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Introduction Black College Leadership in PK–12 Education
Chapter 1 Strategic Priorities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities with Teacher Preparation Programs
Chapter 2 Building Meaningful HBCU and PK–20 Partnerships beyond the Ivory Tower
Chapter 3 How Black Colleges Can Recruit, Prepare, and Support Black Male Teachers
Chapter 4 The Efficacy of Assessment Measures Used for Admission and Certification and Differential Impact on People of Color
Chapter 5 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Chapter 6 HBCU s as a Pathway to Becoming a Scientist
Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D., is Professor of Counseling Psychology at Howard University, President of Quality Education for Minorities, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Negro Education, and executive editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Research, published by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. His works include No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Black People Enough Not to Believe Every Bad Thing They Hear about Black People (Brill, 2019).
“Starring as Ron Johnson in the hit sitcom A Different World reinforced my love for HBCUs. After reading Black College Leadership in PK–12 Education, I’m convinced that HBCUs hold the key to improving diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice in PK–12 education, and beyond. This book is a must read for every HBCU, every school district, and every person who cares about education in the United States.” – Darryl M. Bell, producer, actor, public speaker and HBCU advocate
List of Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors

1 Strategic Priorities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities with Teacher Preparation Programs
Ivory A. Toldson, Denise Person, and Nyla Rogers

2 Building Meaningful HBCU and K–20 Partnerships beyond the Ivory Tower
Allyson Watson

3 How Black Colleges Can Recruit, Prepare, and Support Black Male Teachers
Verjanis Peoples and Ivory A. Toldson

4 The Efficacy of Assessment Measures Used for Admission and Certification and Differential Impact on People of Color
Ivan W. Banks

5 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Decolonizing the Curriculum and Promoting Educational Equity
Anthony A. Pittman, Dywanna Smith, Delphia Smith and Kelly Demeturia

6 HBCUs as a Pathway to Becoming a Scientist: Institutional Characteristics of HBCUs That Are among the Top Baccalaureate Origins of Black Doctorate Recipients in STEM
Ivory A. Toldson, Mercy Mugo, Jennifer Hudson, Mahlet Megra and Cynthia Overton
All interested in historically black colleges, diversity, equity, inclusion, and PK–12 Education.
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