ERIC Number: ED050709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Black Studies as a Curriculum Catalyst.
Lombardi, John; Quimby, Edgar A.
This topical paper, which summarizes a survey of the development and implementation of Black Studies in the 2-year college, follows two other topical papers: Number 12, The Position Papers of Black Student Activists (ED 042 453); and Number 16, The President's Reaction to Black Student Activism (ED 046 390). The types of colleges that offer Black Studies courses and their geographical locations are indicated. In urban communities, more control over the institutions is passing to black administrators. The politics involved in this movement are discussed. Programs and courses aim to create self-respect for blacks by "building an identity rooted in American and African history and culture." A few community colleges have formulated institutional aims for their programs. The curriculum is generally divided into the following areas: historical, literary, cultural, socioeconomic, integrated courses, and minority- and urban-oriented courses. In questioning the relevance vs. excellence of the programs, challenges and responses to them are made concerning the quality of courses, qualification of instructors, and performance of students. (CA)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Culture, Black Education, Black History, Black Literature, Black Studies, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Studies, Two Year Colleges, Urban Studies
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.