ERIC Number: ED123282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-6
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Educational and Child-Rearing Practices of Urban America and British Colonial Africa.
Ongiri, David O.
The purpose of this paper is to describe the practices and ideologies held in common by the African colonial system of education and the urban American educational system. It is advocated that the following ideas be applied from the American colonial experience to improve American ghetto schools: (1) a continued effort in assisting the American black family to provide the child with an atmosphere of warmth and security should be continued; (2) more recognition of the value of the child's background should be given and used in the child's upbringing and education; (3) ethnic education should be instituted to provide children with pride in their heritage and background; (4) school administrators and teachers should be carefully screened for understanding of the child's background and community; (5) better reward methods for education should be sought; (6) English should be taught in the school as a second language; (7) the idea of providing the same public education for everybody should be substituted for education centered around the needs of the community; (8) a systematic approach to training children in the skills of taking tests should be effected; (9) the curriculum should heavily employ the community and its resources in its development; and (10) alternative methods for financing the schools hould be employed. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on the Black Family in America: Black Youth (Louisville, Kentucky, March 6, 1976)