ERIC Number: ED068589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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From a Black Perspective: Optimum Conditions for Minority Involvement in Quality Child Development Programming. Revised Edition.
National Black Child Development Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.
The Black Child Development Institute is guided in its analysis of legislation by an organizational commitment to building child development institutions which meet the comprehensive needs of black children, families, and communities. Its premises are threefold. First, child development must encompass the black child's cognitive, physical, social, and psychological requirements. Second, black people and other minority groups are increasingly aware of the failure of the American educational system, controlled by whites, to prepare minority children for full participation in the society at large. Realizing that the first five years of life are too critical to be entrusted to those for whom the black child's interests may not be predominant, black communities desire control of day care and child development programs. Third, child development centers can be catalysts for total community development. Community-controlled institutions have the potential to facilitate the multiple use of institutional resources for economic and social growth. The series of proposals presented here flow then from the assumption that there is a need for legislative and administrative policies and regulations which will maximize the involvement of black and other minority communities in all aspects of child development programming. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Education, Child Development, Community Control, Economic Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Programs, Educational Resources, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Policy Formation, Program Administration, Program Development, Resource Allocation
Black Child Development Inst., Inc., 1028 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 514, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: National Black Child Development Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.