ERIC Number: ED060792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Black Studies: How It Works at Ten Universities.
Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.
This document offers the results of a questionnaire designed to discover how the administration, staffing, and funding problems of Black Studies programs are handled at 10 major universities across the U.S. The institutions surveyed are: Atlanta, Duke, Howard, Lincoln, New York, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Yale. The organization and operation of the Black Studies programs differ widely among the schools, and reasons for establishment of the programs range from the purely academic (the transmission of knowledge about the black experience) to a social action emphasis. It is concluded that none of the universities are planning full-scale programs for the near future. Three major reasons are cited for this: (1) there is a shortage of money and staff; (2) intrauniversity conflict exists concerning availability of faculty; and (3) several directors noted that they face the task of convincing the other departments of the validity of Black Studies as an intellectual enterprise. All of the institutions expect gradual but steady program growth in the future. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.