ERIC Number: ED028691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
New Careers and Curriculum Change. Report of a Conference on Curricular Change in the Traditionally Negro College for New Career Opportunities.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
New opportunities can be achieved only with the support of appropriate curricula. To explore the special needs of Negro students, in terms of both curriculum and services, and to produce this report--intended as "a definitive publication for the use of institutions enrolling significant numbers of Negro students"--a summer workshop was held at Warren Wilson College in 1968. The report is divided into 3 sections, each of which deals with special facets of accelerating curricular change. The first examines social, economic and cultural changes taking place which can be expected to increase and which call for prompt accommodation in the curriculum. The students' attitudes, outlooks and expectations as they react to social and educational changes are discussed. The second section deals with specific subjects and programs within the curriculum. Obstacles to effecting change are outlined and new orientations for various disciplines are suggested. The final section, "A Call to Action," puts forth 19 recommendations based on major conclusions of the conference participants. An Appendix lists a wide variety of jobs available to college graduates. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Report developed at a writing conference held at Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina, June 21-July 1, 1968