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Ring the Alarm: Moving from Educational Gaps to Educational Opportunities for Black Students

African American Children in Early Childhood Education

ISBN: 978-1-78714-259-6, eISBN: 978-1-78714-258-9

ISSN: 2051-2317

Publication date: 22 May 2017

Abstract

Inequalities in education have existed since the beginning of formal education. Educational disparities often emerge as you compare groups of students based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, and geography. This chapter seeks to stress the important role that early childhood experiences, including specific structures and processes during these foundational years play in potentially preventing the educational gaps of Black students. This requires intentional shifting from solely focusing on educational gaps to one that focuses on specific practices and policies that must be implemented to ensure that Black children are afforded the opportunities to meet their potential.

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Humphries, M.L. and Iruka, I.U. (2017), "Ring the Alarm: Moving from Educational Gaps to Educational Opportunities for Black Students ", African American Children in Early Childhood Education (Advances in Race and Ethnicity in Education, Vol. 5), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 15-34. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2051-231720170000005002

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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