ERIC Number: ED230216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-7
Reference Count: 0
Towards New Directions in Black Studies: Black Studies, the Computer Age.
Bryant, Henry A.
The importance of utilizing computer-age technology in various aspects of Black Studies instruction is discussed in this paper. After stressing the continued need for Black Studies programs, the paper describes the evolution of an idea to videotape Ethnic Studies course material in order to improve instruction and make material available to students for future reference. The next sections examine the possibility of using computers in Black and Ethnic Studies to store information for easy access by instructors, then suggest specific areas of Black Studies which could be stored on computer discs or video-cassettes, and point out the computer's potential in creating an archive for future research and community service. After addressing the failure of Black Studies departments nationwide to meet university articulation requirments, the paper discusses the proposed establishment of an occupational core of courses at Laney College designed to teach business and industry management and working personnel the concept of multicultural management (i.e., managing employees other than white males) in order to improve employer relationships with minority employees and thus allow for greater productivity in the minority workforce. Finally, the paper describes the results of a survey of managers with a large proportion of minority employees which requested their ideas on the design of such courses. (DAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Laney College CA
Note: Paper presented at a meeting of the National Council on Black Studies (April 7, 1983).