ERIC Number: ED045520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-21
Reference Count: 0
Institute in African and Afro-American Culture. Director's Report.
Georgia State Coll., Savannah.
An EPDA Institute, held June 10 to July 21, 1969, is described in this report detailing objectives, activities, staff, participants, and results. Based on the needs for inclusion of African and Afro-American materials in the curriculum, and for a more effective approach to the problems of the disadvantaged learner, the specific objectives of the institute were: 1) to strengthen participants' backgrounds in the above cultures; 2) to increase understanding of the environmental influences operating on disadvantaged learners; and 3) to improve participants' abilities to develop and use instructional units in this area which would respond to the needs of disadvantaged youth. The two courses offered, African Backgrounds of Negro History, and Materials and Methods of Teaching the Disadvantaged, utilized lectures, field trips, and an opportunity for participants to construct and tryout units in local high school classes. Administration of the Black History Test and semantic differential measures indicated that participants' knowledge and understanding of Black culture were significantly increased and that attitudes can by modified by cognitive learning. A profile of the 26, predominantly Southern, participants is appended, along with results of the above two tests. (JLB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Coll., Savannah.