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ERIC Number: ED074167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 345
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Black Education: Myths and Tragedies.
Sowell, Thomas
The contents of this book are organized in three parts. Part one, "Some personal experiences," includes four chapters dealing with the author's own education: in a segregated school in the South, in Northern ghetto schools, in black and white universities, and his continuing education as a teacher in black and white colleges. Part two, "Black students in white colleges," comprises chapters discussing "basic problems and basic myths,""the mythical 'middle class',""tests and 'relevance'," and "pressures, tactics--and results." Part three, "Special problems and special myths," includes three chapters dealing with, respectively, the public schools, the black colleges, and race and intelligence. Part four, "Summing up," which details the author's conclusions and proposals, advocates two new kinds of institutions: a pre-college training center and a special institute for advanced study. The former would overlap both the high school's work and the work of special remedial and compensatory programs in college. The latter would be dedicated to intellectual excellence for black people. (JM)
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