ERIC Number: ED047044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Do Black Studies Make a Difference in Elementary School Pupil's Achievement and Attitudes?
Fruth, Marvin J.; Yee, Albert H.
The purpose of the Integrated Black History Institute was: (1) to educate administrators and teachers; and (2) to develop units of instruction on the black man's contribution to American history. Historians, curriculum experts, media specialists, teachers, principals, and curriculum supervisors participated in the construction of the units. Eight metropolitan areas and 25 classrooms were included in the study. The experimental group, which studied the units, advanced significantly more in content than did the control classes, which did not study the units. The results were similarly significant for each subtest. Boys' lower performance on the pretest was erased by the time of the posttest. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Change, Black History, Black Students, Black Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Students, History Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y., February 1971