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ERIC Number: ED048420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-5
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Student Opinions and Black Studies.
Rosser, James; And Others
The study attempted to evaluate the impact of an experimental Black Studies course on the attitudes of black students toward education, the "system," whites, and Black Studies. The instrument developed for the study was an open-ended essay type questionnaire. Demographic data was collected. The questionnaire was administered in an experimental Black Studies ("Introduction to Black America") class at Southern Illinois University which was 60 percent black. The questionnaire was administered on a pre-post basis with approximately a 12-week time interval. The results would seem to indicate that there was very little change with respect to the attitudes assessed in the open-ended questionnaire. Information was obtained indicating that the individuals who were participating in this program and who were talking about the "system" and discussing the concept of this system were not in agreement as to what the system was. In future work in such courses, the individuals responsible for the material in the course might seriously consider dealing with the issue of helping the students describe the university system in which they are operating and make the students aware of the alternatives that they have available to them within the system. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers: Southern Illinois University
Note: An Address Prepared for the American Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y., February 5, 1971