ERIC Number: ED171848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Options in Education Transcript: Program No. 158: "Black Studies, One." Program No. 159: "Black Studies, Two."
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
The evolution of black studies programs from the 1960s to date is described in this radio transcript. Criticisms of early black studies programs are discussed. Changes in black studies teaching materials are mentioned. The lack of a black perspective in instructional materials is examined. Inadequate teacher preparation in minority studies is discussed as is the failure of multicultural education. In the second radio program transcript the current status of black studies programs is examined and the need to integrate black studies into the whole curriculum is stressed. The trend toward a more academically oriented program is discussed. A transcript of a university class is provided as an example of a contemporary black oriented course. Career opportunities for Afro-American studies graduates are discussed. The status of black studies programs at Yale and Berkeley are examined. Reasons for the decline of black studies are suggested, and the qualifications of black studies graduates are defended. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Black History, Black Influences, Black Literature, Black Studies, Career Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Multicultural Education, Opinions, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
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