ERIC Number: ED190730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
4-H Afro-American Cultural Heritage Program. Evaluation Report.
Anderson, Sharon L.
The 4-H Afro-American Cultural Heritage program was established to enable black youths to study historical aspects of the Afro-American experience as a way of understanding what it means to be an American of African descent. The program aims were to facilitate improvement in confidence, racial attitudes, self-esteem, knowledge, and ability to relate constructively to others. The 45 program participants (boys and girls) ranged in age from 11 to 19, were black (with one exception), were for the most part from low income families, and ranked in school from below average to above average. Evaluators determined that the program provided opportunities to learn about the life experiences, heritage, and culture of Afro-Americans. Participants were exposed to a variety of learning experiences including travel, media exposure, decision making, community exploration, and resource use. Included in this program report are comments from participants, volunteers, and staff and suggestions for future evaluation. A program description and conceptual model, a news article about the program, and the program travel itinerary are appended. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Cooperative Extension Service.