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ERIC Number: ED037661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Pages: 59
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A Programmatic Foundation for an Adult Education Program in Black Identity for the Congress of Racial Equality.
Okia, Martha Gray
This study sought to formulate a foundation for a Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) adult education program in "Black Identity." Adult educators may play a unique role in the program, serving as a bridge between the black community and the larger American society. The Danish folk schools and the Opportunities Industrialization Center in Philadelphia were reviewed, as was much literature on black people. In essence, it was revealed that the effects of life in the United States have taken their toll on blacks, their families, and their institutions. Black people cannot depend on the educational system for guidance because it is inferior and trains them to be white. Blacks have coped with their environment by becoming either acculturated or superficially adapted. Accordingly, CORE has designed a program rooted in the concept of Black Power, with content on policies, economics, self-image, leadership, Federal law enforcement, and consumer education. It was suggested that educators make a careful survey of the school, learners, and the community, and that a workshop be organized for teacher preparation. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/LY)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: M.S. Thesis