ERIC Number: ED372161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-26
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Empowerment Issues of An Afrocentric Perspective: Disempowering Racism in American Education.
O'Daniel, Richard M.
This paper explores a facet of the organizational implications of an Afrocentric perspective in American education, primarily in public schools. It also explores, through two focus groups, the perceptions of 10 African-American school administrators and 10 teachers in a graduate education supervision class. The focus groups made it clear that the Afrocentric perspective in American education is an issue that has come of age; however, the data identified a few critical distinctions between administrators' and teachers' perceptions. Because of these differences in perspective, the argument arises that there is a need for Afrocentric resource centers within schools and educational systems and that the Afrocentric idea is an essential step toward progress and greater inclusion of Blacks into the American dream. (Contains four references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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