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Education in the Black Diaspora

Perspectives, Challenges, and Prospects, 1st Edition

Edited by Kassie Freeman, Ethan Johnson


198 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:

Will Bateman: [email protected] – Editor, UK and Rest of World

Elsbeth Wright: [email protected] – Editor, North & South America

Vilija Stephens: [email protected] – Editor, Australia & New Zealand

Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Comparative
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)