ERIC Number: ED147373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Black Perspective in Education. Collective Monologues 1.
Stage 7, Pasadena, CA.
This volume presents a collection of writings from a coalition of black educators. Through a survey of some of the literature, the first study attempted to identify the sources of the misconceptions in the description and the behavior of black Americans. The second paper examines several assumptions about black children and families inherent in social science research. Pathological interpretations of linguistic and cognitive behavior of black children have influenced federal and local intervention programs to compensate for alleged deficits. This paper provides another way of looking at black children and their education. The third article deals briefly with Piaget and his theories, and addresses itself to the implications of the theory in a school setting for black children. Parents, teachers, their individual stresses, and their relationships are addressed in the fourth study. The last paper looks at four areas requiring societal preparation and their respective impacts on children. The areas covered are: (1) double messages, (2) intolerance of differences, (3) ethnocentrism, and (4) victim blaming. A fifth type of preparation which can facilitate responsible adulthood and meaningful advocates for children and youth in a pluralistic society is also summarized. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stage 7, Pasadena, CA.