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ERIC Number: ED371703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-24
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Empowerment in HBCU's and PBCU's: Developing Microcosms of the Beloved Community through the Re-Definition of Social Institutions and the Learning and Application of Values.
Lockett, Gretchen C.
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU's) and predominantly black colleges and universities (PBCU's) have an opportunity to empower their students and their institutions to develop "beloved communities" in which to exhibit innovations in human interactions and economic self-sufficiency. In this model, campuses would be used as research laboratories operating as "beloved communities" wherein microcosmic solutions to macrocosmic problems are developed. Steps in the empowerment of black universities and the nation include: (1) recognize that the throes of economic change are so drastic that social institutions have been decimated and are in need of redefinition and empowerment; (2) redefine social institutions using a credit model based on function and effect; (3) redefine the "American Dream" to prepare students for leadership roles in the work world they will face; (4) develop "work colleges" so that students work in college enterprises and graduate without debt; (5) empower churches in African American communities to be outreach centers for children; and (6) teach the values of inclusion, tolerance, excellence, persistence, decency, honor, and nonviolence. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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