ERIC Number: ED112797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Black Studies: Issues in Their Institutional Survival. Final Report.
Blake, Elias, Jr.; Cobb, Henry
In the early summer of 1972 the Institute for Services to Education formed a small task force group to conduct a limited but systematic inquiry into the status of Black Studies programs at a selected number of American institutions of higher education. The major purposes of the study are: (1) the formulation of a workable definition of Black Studies, (2) the identification and selection of a representative group of programs, and (3) the identification of major issues associated with the development of Black Studies programs along with alternative approaches to these issues. In addition, it was also accepted as a reasonable supposition that the findings of the study and the literature associated with it could be distilled into a useful and practical set of guidelines that would be helpful to persons developing or evaluating Black Studies (Afro-American) programs in higher education. The Task Force formulated the major issues through discussion and interpretation of: (1) structural relationship to the institution; (2) theoretical focus and objectives; (3) financing; (4) staffing; (5) enrollment pattern; and (6) identification of major issues. The questions raised tended to probe rather deeply into the nature of Black Studies, but they also brought into view many other related issues. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC.