ERIC Number: ED146286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Black Studies: Issues in their Institutional Survival.
Blake, Elias, Jr.; Coog, Henry
This publication discusses the subject of black studies programs in 29 American colleges and universities. Issued initially in 1974, the report is based on a survey of black studies programs in a limited number of colleges and universities. The survey was prompted by the need to provide critical information about the development and implementation of a variety of somewhat new programs which addressed vital social, cross cultural and historical issues and problems in American education. The analysis of findings of the survey indicates several clear patterns in the organization and academic scope of the various black studies programs investigated. Among them are the following: (1) most of the black studies programs included in the study originated as a result of student demands, (2) the vast majority of the programs studied operated as autonomous units, (3) the programs investigated derived their theoretical focus from the experience of black Americans, (4) nearly all the programs surveyed were supported financially by funds from the regular institutional budgets, and (5) in most programs, the black studies faculty was without academic rank and tenure. A final section of this publication examines major issues and future prospects for institutional survival. A short selected listing of recent titles on the subject of black studies is included. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Influences, Black Students, Black Studies, Higher Education, Program Development, School Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.65)
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.
Note: For a related document see ED 112 797 ; Some parts are marginally legible due to type size