The Institute for the Study of the African American Child at Wayne State University in Detroit has announced a new peer-reviewed journal entitled African American Learners. The journal states that it will present “empirical, theoretical, and methodological research and analysis of the home, school, and other environmental factors that impact the learning processes of African American children and adults.” The journal will include scholarly essays, commentaries, curriculum and media reviews, and research briefs. The primary focus will be on K-12 education but there will be special theme issues that deal with higher education topics.
The co-editors of the new journal are Gloria Boutte, the Yvonne and Schuyler Moore Distinguished Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina and Hakim Rashid, associate professor of human development and psychoeducational studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Janice E. Hale is the founding director of the Institute for the Study of the African American Child and professor of early childhood education at Wayne State University.