Hale, Janice E(llen) 1948-

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HALE, Janice E(llen) 1948-

PERSONAL: Born April 30, 1948, in Fort Wayne, IN; daughter of Phale Dolfis (a pastor and state legislator) and Cleo (an early childhood educator; maiden name, Ingram) Hale; married Keith A. Benson, Sr. (divorced, 1992); children: Keith A., Jr. Ethnicity: "African American." Education: Spelman College, B.A., 1970; Interdenominational Theological Center, M.R.E., 1972; Georgia State University, Ph.D., 1974. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Baptist. Hobbies and other interests: Tennis.

ADDRESSES: Home—30336 Stratford Ct., Farmington Hills, MI 48331. Office—College of Education, Wayne State University, 5462 Gullen Mall, Room 213, Detroit, MI 48331; fax: 313-347-1890. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, professor of education, 1991—. Educational consultant on the education of African-American children.

MEMBER: National Association for the Education of Young Children, American Educational Research Association, National Black Child Development Institute.

AWARDS, HONORS: Pulitzer Prize nominations and Anisfield-Wolf Award nominations, both 1994, both for Unbank the Fire: Visions for the Education of African-American Children, and both 2001, for Learning while Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African-American Children; John Hope Franklin Publication Prize nomination, 2001, for Learning while Black.

WRITINGS:

Black Children: Their Roots, Culture, and Learning Styles, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1982.

Unbank the Fire: Visions for the Education of African-American Children, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1994.

Learning while Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African-American Children, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on school reform aimed at closing the achievement gap for African-American children.

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