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ERIC Number: ED181164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Afro-New World Studies: A New Name and Orientation.
Johnson, Whittington B.
Recent years have indicated a shift by black students in their attitudes toward Black Studies programs. These students now judge programs by their pragmatic, rather than polemical, value in serving as an entree to professional schools. This trend is paralleled by a declining economic situation which may force colleges to terminate programs they consider marginal. Black educators should respond to these trends by re-evaluating their Black Studies programs (many of which ought to be called Afro-New World Studies, since they do not limit their focus to blacks in the United States). Black Studies departments must articulate goals that are as academically oriented as those of other departments, and must also compel their students to attain basic verbal and analytical skills. Finally, these departments ought to reflect the basic strengths of the colleges where they are found. (WP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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