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ERIC Number: ED240213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Educational Technology: A Black Perspective.
Fancher, Evelyn P.
The emphasis of this paper is on the effects of educational technology on black youth. Educational technology, however, must be viewed in the context of the ethnic and cultural diversity of our society as a whole and of the microcosm that constitutes the classroom. Anything that transpires in the classroom is impacted upon by outside forces such as the mass media. The media, and particularly television, contribute to the overall stereotyped negative images of Blacks held by the majority of Americans, both black and white. For black youth, it is essential that educational technology be used deliberately to counteract the negative racial images that permeate the media. This means that educational technology should not be used to facilitate superficial training of black youth by teachers who hold stereotypes regarding their students and leave them to their own devices in self-paced electronic centers. Instead, educational technology should be used carefully to allow as much student-teacher interaction as is needed and to progressively diminish racism rather than nurture it. (CMG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A