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Privilege and Power in Education: A Case Study of Alabama State Laboratory School, 1935 - 1965

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When we think of a “privileged” education in the 1930s to 1960s, what image comes to mind? Would the image become clearer if the region were narrowed to the Deep South? And if one were to define “privileged” by using traits of small class sizes, liberal arts college preparatory curriculum, and well educated teachers, has the image crystallized? Relying on historical surveys of education in the Deep South would invite images of economically strong communities consisting of privileged, White families. But our histories of education are not complete. The stories of thousands of Americans are not even whispered about in our historical accounts. In fact, such a school embodying these characteristics existed for African Americans living in Montgomery, Alabama. This case study of Alabama State College Laboratory School reveals a privileged school that promoted academic achievement and readied its students for higher education and beyond.
This research captures the oral histories of Lab School students, with corroborating, primary evidence from Alabama State University Archives, the State’s Archives, and the personal papers of Lab School graduates. Secondary sources will include studies that offer historical context and analyses of education in the Deep South.
An examination of Laboratory Schools is overdue. This case study will begin to present evidence that adds new knowledge to our understanding of African American education. It will reveal how Lab School was perceived as a privileged education within its own time period and still today, preparing and empowering its students to become future leaders in our society.
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Pierson, Sharon. "Privilege and Power in Education: A Case Study of Alabama State Laboratory School, 1935 - 1965" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sep 29, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p435701_index.html>

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Pierson, S. G. , 2010-09-29 "Privilege and Power in Education: A Case Study of Alabama State Laboratory School, 1935 - 1965" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p435701_index.html

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Abstract: When we think of a “privileged” education in the 1930s to 1960s, what image comes to mind? Would the image become clearer if the region were narrowed to the Deep South? And if one were to define “privileged” by using traits of small class sizes, liberal arts college preparatory curriculum, and well educated teachers, has the image crystallized? Relying on historical surveys of education in the Deep South would invite images of economically strong communities consisting of privileged, White families. But our histories of education are not complete. The stories of thousands of Americans are not even whispered about in our historical accounts. In fact, such a school embodying these characteristics existed for African Americans living in Montgomery, Alabama. This case study of Alabama State College Laboratory School reveals a privileged school that promoted academic achievement and readied its students for higher education and beyond.
This research captures the oral histories of Lab School students, with corroborating, primary evidence from Alabama State University Archives, the State’s Archives, and the personal papers of Lab School graduates. Secondary sources will include studies that offer historical context and analyses of education in the Deep South.
An examination of Laboratory Schools is overdue. This case study will begin to present evidence that adds new knowledge to our understanding of African American education. It will reveal how Lab School was perceived as a privileged education within its own time period and still today, preparing and empowering its students to become future leaders in our society.


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