ERIC Number: ED062241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Black Studies in Independent Schools.
Zitin, S. L.; And Others
This packet, prepared to give support and guidance to independent schools striving to develop courses and design curricula in Afro-American studies, presents sampling course descriptions from seven selected schools on black studies intended for junior high and senior high students and offers two statements on black literature. The booklet is divided into three parts: Part I includes courses selected from the 100-plus questionnaires returned to the Choate-Afro-American Resource Center in the fall of 1969. Selections indicate the diversity in philosophies, techniques, materials, and racial composition of classes. Course descriptions provide an explanation of establishment of the course, general aims, general course content, texts, methods, evaluation, and recommendations. Part II presents two statements on black literature; one, "The Black Picaresque in Fiction" by Dr. Charles H. Nichols, contains autobiographical writings on black experience that reveal deep conflicts which, when translated into fiction, assume the form of the picaresque. The other, "Negritude" by W. A. Jeanpierre, examines the Negritude movement and explains the themes of black experience in poetry. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: African History, American Culture, American History, Black Culture, Black History, Black Literature, Black Studies, Course Descriptions, Cultural Background, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Ethnology, Junior High Schools, Secondary Education, United States History
National Association of Independent Schools, Four Liberty Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Philadelphia, PA.