The Encyclopedia also includes a Reader's Guide, provided to help readers find entries on related topics. It classifies entries in sixteen categories:
" Alternative Educational Models
" Associations and Organizations
" Collegiate Education
" Graduate and Professional Education
" Historically Black Colleges and Universities
" Legal Cases
" Pre-Collegiate Education
" Psychology and Human Development
" Public Policy
" Religious Institutions
Some entries appear in more than one category.
This two-volume reference work will be an invaluable resource not only for educators and students but for all readers who seek an understanding of African American education both historically and in the 21st century.