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Education in the Black Diaspora
Perspectives, Challenges, and Prospects

ISBN 9780415890342
Published December 22, 2011 by Routledge
214 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume gathers scholars from around the world in a comparative approach to the various educational struggles of people of African descent, advancing the search for solutions and bringing to light new facets of the experiences of black people in the era of globalization.

Table of Contents

Preface: Black Populations in the Diaspora: Educational Perspectives, Challenges, and Prospects  Kassie Freeman and Ethan Johnson  Part 1: Overview of the African Diaspora Educational Experience  1. Historical Overview of Black Populations in the Diaspora: A Review of Their Educational Challenges  Kassie Freeman  2. Defending Self Worth: A Hidden Talent of Children of the African Diaspora  Jillian Ford and Kamau Bobb  Part 2: Educational Challenges and Perspectives: Black Populations Globally  3. Race, Nation and Schooling in Esmeraldas, Ecuador  Ethan Johnson  4. Black Canadians’ Perspective on Educational Opportunities  Clancie Wilson  5. Black Students, Schooling and Education in the United Kingdom  Cecile Wright  6. Education and Black People in Portugal  Fernando Ka  7. The Educational Experiences of Caribbean People in France  Crystal Fleming  8. Challenging Swedish Exceptionalism? Teaching While Black  Ylva Habel  9. Education of the African Diaspora in Germany  John Long  10. Education and Pasifika Communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand  Camille Nahkid  11. Situating Russia in the Contemporary Globalized Context of African Americans and Black Populations Worldwide: Challenges and Opportunities  Kassie Freeman  12. Structured Partialities: The African Educational Experience in Ireland  Larissa Malone  Part 3: Conclusion  13. Concluding Thoughts  Kassie Freeman and Ethan Johnson

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Kassie Freeman currently serves as the third System Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for the Southern University System and A & M College System and Professor of Education. 

Ethan Johnson is an assistant professor in the Black Studies Department at Portland State University.