ERIC Number: ED240193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Two Strategies for Teaching Black Psychology.
Fairchild, Halford H.
This paper examines two strategies for the teaching of Black Psychology. The first strategy is designed for use in undergraduate and graduate seminars. It relies on a course structure that requires each student to complete a weekly reading assignment, to give an oral abstract to the rest of the seminar, and to write a weekly thought paper on a topical area in Black Psychology. This strategy is viewed as incorporating elements of African-American Philosophical Psychology by emphasizing oral traditions, multi-disciplinary approaches, and cooperative and collective responsibility for the teaching of the course. The second strategy is one that involves the inclusion of black psychological perspectives in the general university lecture course. The paper provides illustrative examples for lectures on the history of psychology, psycho-biology, psychological assessment, and race relations. It is concluded that the black psychological/philosophical perspective should be included in every facet of the black scholar's instructional activities. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Black Psychology; Oral Tradition
Note: Based on a paper read at the conference on "The State and Direction of Black Studies: Administrative, Academic and Social Challenges" (Los Angeles, CA, January 13-15, 1983).