Lyons, James, & Chesley, Joanne
Fifty Years after Brown: The Benefits and Tradeoffs for African American Educators and Students
University of North Carolina at Charlotte; University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Examines the benefits and tradeoffs for African American professional educators and students that resulted from Brown.
Journal Name or Institutional Affiliation:
The Journal of Negro Education
Vol. 73, No. 3, pp. 298-313
- One of the first negative impacts for Blacks stemming from desegregation was the dismissal and demotion of Black principals and teachers.
- African American students underrepresented in terms of participation in school organization and activities with very few exceptions.
- According to educators, Brown has served to provide better educational opportunities and experiences for African American students.
- African American students and all students desperately need to have exposure to more African American teachers and administrators as role models; the curriculum need to be revised to include more African American history and culture; school staff members need to better understand and embrace diversity.
- Segregated schools and discrimination, in combination, has served to restrict Black college graduates to career fields such as teaching, the percentage of African American teachers declined precipitously.
Journal Article Empirical Research
Brown vs Board of Education, Faculty, High School, Long Term Outcomes, Perceptions, Teachers
Method of Analysis:
Unit of Analysis:
- Surveys to principals of High School to determine their perceptions regarding selected issues affecting staff and students in integrated schools today.
- Twenty item questionnaire sent to 25 current and former HS principals in Alabama and North Carolina
- 36 questionnaires completed and returned.