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ERIC Number: ED374176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Pages: 378
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New Visions of a Liberated Future: Afrocentric Paradigms, Literature, and a Curriculum for Survival and Beyond.
Holmes, Carolyn L.
This three-part study uses Afrocentric theory and a multidimensional method to synthesize and apply selected theories and research presented in the past two decades to define and address the broad instructional needs of African-American children. The overall educational impact of this social and cultural movement was assessed by extracting Afrocentric paradigms, identifying common cultural and aesthetic references, and determining whether there was an increasing Afrocentric consciousness in post-1960s creative and pedagogical literature. In the second part of the study, common Afrocentric paradigms were drawn from literature that offer prescriptions for addressing educational needs and "saving the African American child." These paradigms were subsequently translated into questions to be used as guidelines for evaluating and teaching black literature to elementary and secondary school students. Following the second and third chapters, which present overviews of the African-American literacy tradition and the evolution of Afrocentric literature for children, instructional models are appended for each instructional level. Grade-appropriate books by African-American authors were analyzed using Afrocentric paradigms as guidelines. Finally, each author was "located" to determine his or her historical, cultural, and geographical centrism. Appendixes contain a 108-item bibliography and lists of authors and recommended books for each instructional level. (GLR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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