ERIC Number: ED025482
Record Type: RIE
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Afro-Americans in the Far West: A Handbook for Educators.
Forbes, Jack D.
This handbook is designed to acquaint school personnel with data relevant to the Afro-American in the western United States. The first five chapters ("The Significance of the Afro-American People,""We Are All Africans,""The West's Afro-American Heritage,""Afro-Americans in the West Today," and "American Negro Cultural Characteristics: An Overview") provide a definition of "Afro-American and historical and cultural information about the status of the Afro-American in the West from 1530 to the present. Chapter 6 ("Segregation and Integration: The Multi-Ethnic or Uni-Ethnic School") outlines arguments for and against types of school integration and recommends the "integrated multi-cultural school." The seventh chapter ("Suggestions for Teachers and Administrators") offers suggestions for establishing a school atmosphere to provide greater motivation for Afro-American students as well as suggestions for curriculum changes and fuller use of the total educational resources of a community. The final chapter ("Guide to Resources and Further Reading") lists more than 300 items (including books, pamphlets, periodicals, and audio-visual materials) concerned with Afro-Americans of the Far West; African history and culture; the Afro-American past; contemporary issues; the education of culturally different and low-income groups; race formation and mixture; black arts; and effects of conquest, colonialism and cultural change. (SG)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Black Achievement, Black Culture, Black Education, Black History, Blacks, Curriculum Development, Guidelines, Guides, Racial Integration, School Community Relationship, School Desegregation
Far West Lab. for Educ. Research and Development, 1 Garden Circle, Hotel Claremont, Berkeley, California 94705.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers: California; United States (Far West)