The Resource Their highest potential : an African American school community in the segregated South, Vanessa Siddle Walker

Their highest potential : an African American school community in the segregated South, Vanessa Siddle Walker

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Their highest potential : an African American school community in the segregated South
Title
Their highest potential
Title remainder
an African American school community in the segregated South
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa Siddle Walker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
African American schools in the segregated South faced enormous obstacles in educating their students. But some of these schools succeeded in providing nurturing educational environments in spite of the injustices of segregation. Vanessa Siddle Walker tells the story of one such school in rural North Carolina, the Caswell County Training School, which operated from 1934 to 1969. She focuses especially on the importance of dedicated teachers and the principal, who believed their jobs extended well beyond the classroom, and on the community's parents, who worked hard to support the school. According to Walker, the relationship between school and community was mutually dependent. Parents sacrificed financially to meet the school's needs, and teachers and administrators put in extra time for professional development, specialized student assistance, and home visits. The result was a school that placed the needs of African American students at the center of its mission, which was in turn shared by the community. Walker concludes that the experience of CCTS captures a segment of the history of African Americans in segregated schools that has been overlooked and that provides important context for the ongoing debate about how best to educate African American children. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Walker, Vanessa Siddle
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2802.N8
LC item number
S53 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caswell County Training School (Caswell County, N.C.)
  • Caswell County Training School (Caswell County, N.C.)
  • African Americans
  • Community and school
  • Segregation in education
  • African Americans
  • Community and school
  • Segregation in education
  • Rassentrennung
  • Schule
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Schwarze
Label
Their highest potential : an African American school community in the segregated South, Vanessa Siddle Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remembering the good -- Couple of three years ago -- Plot thickens -- Working together -- Meeting needs -- We are family -- Their highest potential -- Standing on moving ground -- No poverty of spirit
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780807845813
Lccn
95039504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33407927
  • (OCoLC)ocm33407927
Label
Their highest potential : an African American school community in the segregated South, Vanessa Siddle Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Remembering the good -- Couple of three years ago -- Plot thickens -- Working together -- Meeting needs -- We are family -- Their highest potential -- Standing on moving ground -- No poverty of spirit
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780807845813
Lccn
95039504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33407927
  • (OCoLC)ocm33407927

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