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ERIC Number: ED347259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 48
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The Development of a Freshman Orientation Course for African-American Students with a Focus on Afrocentricity.
Daughtry, Leslie M.
To address the needs of African American students at Beaver College in Glenside (Pennsylvania), a one-credit freshman orientation course on Afrocentricity was developed. The course was intended to increase the comfort level between the institution and its culturally diverse students and add additional support for increased retention of African American students. The course was developed in three stages. The first stage was an informal survey of six neighboring colleges to determine what courses they offered in the subject area. Suggestions from three schools were considered; and recommendations on scope, sequence, and materials were sought from M. Asante, an expert in Afrocentricity. The second phase included the development of the course using the "Principles of Instructional Design" of R. M. Gagne and L. J. Briggs. Objectives were determined for a 10-week course. The third phase involved review and validation by four content area experts. The course was included on the spring 1992 academic calendar. An appendix contains the syllabus, and there is a 16-item list of references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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