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ERIC Number: ED014652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-8
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S HARLEM SEMINARS.
MILLER, HARRY L.
IN 1966-1967, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CONDUCTED DISCUSSION GROUPS IN HARLEM IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT, CONSUMER AND EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS, AND NEGRO HISTORY, TO TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF EXTENDING UNIVERSITY INFORMAL ADULT EDUCATION INTO THE POVERTY AREAS OF NEW YORK. THE INSTRUCTORS (FOUR NEGROES AND TWO WHITES, ALL WITH ADVANCED DEGREES) WERE AIDED BY SIX INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS, INDIGENOUS PERSONNEL WHO RECRUITED PARTICIPANTS THROUGH PERSONAL CONTACT. SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS WERE MOSTLY WOMEN, UNSKILLED, AND WITH LESS THAN HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION. ONLY A SMALL NUMBER ATTENDED SESSIONS REGULARLY. RESULTS SUGGEST THAT EXTENSION OF AN URBAN UNIVERSITY INTO THE MINORITY GHETTO CAN SERVE AS A CONNECTING LINK BETWEEN THE DOMINANT CULTURE AND THE EXCLUDED UNDERCLASS. HOWEVER, SUCH A PROGRAM MUST BE HEAVILY SUBSIDIZED IF IT IS TO HAVE THE VISIBILITY NECESSARY TO ITS SYMBOLIC ROLE. A SERIES OF EIGHT TO TEN SESSION SEMINARS IS RECOMMENDED, ON THE TOPICS OF THE CHILD AND THE FAMILY, EDUCATION AND THE SCHOOL, NEGRO HISTORY AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, COMMUNITY ACTION, AND NEW YORK POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO ENROLL IN THE ENTIRE SERIES AND RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION. THE PROJECT DIRECTOR SHOULD BE A NEGRO WITH AN INTEGRATED INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Continuing Education and Extension Services.
Identifiers: New York (Harlem); New York (New York); NEW YORK UNIVERSITY