ERIC Number: ED215166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Equity from a Racial/Ethnic Perspective. Research and Development Series No. 214J.
Proctor, Samuel D.
An immediate equity concern is the half million young minority Americans who are out of work, out of school, out of jail, and alienated. The current situation can be traced to the enslavement of blacks and their subsequent treatment after the Civil War. A national educational philosophy for blacks has been developed that is based upon the theories of two prominent black educators, Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois. Three major recommendations can be made for further action. All teachers must study rigorously, experientially, and systematically the backgrounds of the minorities who will be their students. Black studies courses are essential to the professional preparation of vocational education teachers. Vocational education teachers and counselors must search for all indices of learning ability in minority youth and be aware that tests have a limited capacity to measure what they purport to measure. All vocational educators must understand and acknowledge their own values with respect to the issues of fairness and justice to overcome prejudice. (YLB)
Descriptors: Black Studies, Black Youth, Blacks, Equal Education, Ethnic Discrimination, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, National Center Publications, Box F, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (RD214J, $2.35; set of 17 papers, RD214, $30.00; Equity in Vocational Education, RD213, $5.50. Quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
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