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ERIC Number: ED261563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Best System: Black Academic and Cultural Retention (Save the Children).
Atkinson, Pansye S.; Hord, Frederick L.
Assumptions concerning the American education system and its social structure and implications for blacks are discussed, and a Frostburg State College program that addresses academic and cultural retention issues for black students is described. This program, the Best System, includes features such as: offering black cultural history; using nontraditional admissions criteria; developmental academic advising and counseling, focusing on students' academic, social, and psychological needs; using competency-based tests that reflect student potential; advising black student organizations; and promoting campus/community human relations activities. The Best System addresses the realities of elitism, cultural monism, and world Americanization that are inherent in America's neocolonial education system. The system is based on a philosophy of internal separatism/external integration, which involves: (1) a spirit of black collectivism and unity; (2) cultural pluralism; and (3) internationalism, which entails a knowledge of international political realities and a sense of camaraderie of color to promote world humanization. Specific attention is directed to the following components of the Best System: academic advising/counseling and student organization advising. (SW)
Panfre Productions, P.O. Box 77, Frostburg, MD 21532 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A