ERIC Number: ED027336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Teaching of African and Afro American History in the Philadelphia Public Schools, 1967/68 Academic Year.
Philadelphia School District, PA.
Data from questionnaires distributed to the principals of all public schools in Philadelphia indicated the extent to which courses in African and Afro-American history were made available to students in the 1967-68 academic year. Forty-eight percent of public school students (over 135,000 of the total 280,000 enrollment) were exposed to Black History either at the secondary or elementary school levels. Among secondary school students, 1% were enrolled in separate Black History courses and 73% were exposed to this subject interwoven with other courses (a total of 78,000 students). At the elementary school level, 30% (58,100 students) of the enrollment attended classes where Black History was combined with the regular course of study. Telecasts on Black History reached about seven in 10 secondary students and four in 10 elementary students. After-school club periods making use of Black History were offered at 18 secondary and 12 elementary schools. (LH)
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.