ERIC Number: ED191367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Black Educational Policy Researcher: An Untapped National Resource.
Wright, Stephen J.
A survey was conducted to determine ways to stimulate and encourage more scholarship and research by blacks on questions of educational policy relating to the needs of blacks. An informal survey of 32 black educators and social scientists investigated the following areas: the inadequate supply of competent black researchers, the training of black researchers, the conditions of service, the funding and funding sources of research, the discrimination encountered based upon race, and difficulties with publishers and publications. Recommendations based on survey responses include the following: implementing specific steps to increase the pool of blacks who are competent to conduct policy research on questions relating to the educational needs of blacks; identifying predominantly black institutions where major research on the educational needs of blacks can be conducted; reexamination by funding sources of grant patterns and procedures with respect to equity and fairness concerning research related to the education of blacks; increase of foundation support to existing institutes whose mission is the study of problems related to the educational needs of blacks; assuring appropriate representation of blacks on administrative staffs and boards that make and administer educational policies; and providing more equitable treatment in publications and journals of research on the educational concerns of blacks. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Education, Blacks, College Faculty, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Financial Support, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Professional Education, Publications, Racial Discrimination, Research Needs, Research Projects, Researchers, Social Science Research, Teaching Conditions
National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. Office of Education, Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Committee on Black Higher Education and Black Colleges and Universities (DHEW), Washington, DC.