ERIC Number: ED069365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Young Black Child: His Early Education and Development.
Ward, Evangeline H.
The early education and development of the black child must involve his sense of who he is as a basic component of any services designed for him. This is most effectively achieved by those who care most, are most knowledgeable about his culture, are willing to learn about early human development, and are devoted to adapting all of these to each particular child. Guidelines for black child care and education services include: parental and community control of preschool programs; preschool programs as extensions, not replacements, of family and cultural environment; development and strengthening of the child's self-image; education curricula which will prepare each child with basic skills and a respect for learning; qualified staff to deal with specific needs of black children; inclusion of medical, nutritional, psychological and social services in preschool programs; inclusion of special services for the physically handicapped, emotionally disturbed, or mentally retarded; provisions for safe, positive atmospheres; parental involvement and training; and preschool utilization of other resources of the black community. (LH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: A position paper prepared for the Educational Policy and Information Center, National Urban League