ERIC Number: ED170411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
A Prime Assessment for Black Colleges: Role of Blacks in the Sciences and Related Fields.
Debate and Understanding: A Journal for the Study of Minority Americans' Economic, Political and Social Development, p240-51 1978
This article examines the need for blacks in science and engineering. From a review of the history of blacks as objects of scientific study from the 1790s to the present a better grasp of the problems confronting blacks can be gained by examining two fields: genetics and psychology. In genetic research on blacks, the results are used not by geneticists but by others; in psychology, some psychologists, especially educational psychologists, express the theory of inferiority in intelligence among blacks. Sickle cell anemia has been a topic of genetics research. The scores of blacks on IQ tests has been a topic for psychologists. Misuse of scientific data on blacks in these two fields can only be corrected if the number of blacks in higher education in the sciences and in engineering increases. For blacks, the career possibilities in the sciences and engineering appear inviting. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Students, Educational Opportunities, Engineering, Genetics, Higher Education, Opinions, Psychology, Racial Discrimination, Science Careers, Science Education, Scientific Research, Social Science Research
Not available separately; See UD 019 359
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Academic Services and Minority Affairs.
Note: For related documents, see UD 019 359-361