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ERIC Number: ED164678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Black Studies on the Self-Concept of Afro-American Children.
Andrews, Pearl
The study reported in this document was undertaken to determine the effects of Black Studies on Afro-American five-year-old preschool children, especially the changes which might occur in Afro-American pupils' self-concepts after exposure to Black Studies. In addition, this study sought to measure readiness gain in relation to improved self-concept. Implementation of the Black Curriculum followed pre-testing of 78 kindergarten children in a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, public school. The units of the four month long curriculum were: (1) the continent of Africa; (2) language experience/black media; (3) the aesthetic curricula and black arts; and (4) music. The experimental teachers integrated the Black Studies program into the total kindergarten curriculum and made classroom observations during the entire period. At the end of the investigation, post-tests were administered to the subjects. Results indicate that the Black Studies program was effective in increasing the self-concepts of Afro-American children and in improving academic readiness. Mean pre-test and post-test self-concept and readiness scores for males and females indicated the sex effect was non-significant. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Louisiana (Baton Rouge)