ERIC Number: ED363683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Their Place in American Higher Education.
Roebuck, Julian B.; Murty, Komanduri S.
Issues related to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are addressed from a broad analytical perspective, including the history and development of HBCUs, and their current descriptions, structure, and functions. The first five chapters systematize the widely scattered literature on the subject of HBCUs by describing the scope of the study, HBCUs, and the current debate about HBCUs; presenting a five-period history of HBCUs; profiling the major HBCUs; highlighting current demographics, academic programs, enrollment patterns, and faculty composition of HBCUs; and reviewing the literature on campus race relations, interracial and intraracial perceptions, and conflicts among black and white students and faculty on 10 black and 5 white campuses. Chapter 6 presents an empirical study of race relations among black and white students and faculty, using 250 undergraduates and 150 faculty members. This study concludes that HBCUs continue to have a significant place in higher education in the United States. The major functions of HBCUs are to carry out the central mission of educating black youth, provide unique student-teacher relationships and teaching methodology, and offer a rich archival source for black scholarship and become centers for black cultural studies. Nine tables present study data. (Contains 186 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black History, Black Students, College Faculty, Educational History, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Profiles, Racial Differences, Racial Relations, School Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Universities, White Students
Praeger Publishers, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881 ($49.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
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