ERIC Number: ED251538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Saving the African American Child. A Report of the Task Force on Black Academic and Cultural Excellence.
National Alliance of Black School Educators, Inc., Washington, DC.
Articulated in this report is a vision of quality education for the African American child in which standards are to be stated not merely in terms of test scores but in terms of the complete development of the person, bringing the student to self-knowledge and to an understanding of his or her distinctive community. Following the introduction, some of the important social, economic, and educational conditions of African Americans are discussed. The meanings of three terms basic to the report are clarified: "equity,""academic excellence," and "cultural excellence"; and the need for respect for cultural differences is emphasized. Finally, brief summary observations on the following special topics are offered: (1) school desegregation; (2) history, culture, and curriculum; (3) staff development; (4) standardized testing; (5) special teaching methods; (6) the Federal role in education; (7) education, poverty, and the quality of life; (8) community control and the family role in education; (9) African American Colleges; (10) higher education; (11) African American athletes; (12) teacher certification; (13) media images; (14) new technology; (15) organizing the African American educator; (16) criterion performance goals; (17) school discipline; (18) school dropout; (19) research; (20) African American language; and (21) existing special resources and models. Listed in appendices are research recommendations, selected references, enrollment statistics, and a statement on multiculturalism. (RDN)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Discipline, Dropouts, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Mass Media, Minimum Competencies, Racial Discrimination, Research Needs, School Desegregation, Staff Development, Standardized Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Black School Educators, Inc., Washington, DC.