ERIC Number: ED426314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
A Historical Perspective of Black Student Development.
Littleton, Roosevelt, Jr.
Beginning with the Civil War and continuing through Reconstruction, black education became a national public policy issue. It was only after the Civil War that a national educational policy could be implemented throughout the nation. The initiative for black education was orchestrated primarily by blacks, the church, and federal legislation. Despite the victimization of black education, historically black colleges and universities have contributed significantly to the holistic education of blacks and have survived and thrived in their mission to educate. In an attempt to accomplish these tasks, they have emphasized counseling and student development services. Student development services provide an opportunity for students to gain knowledge about surviving socially and intellectually in a predominant white culture. This review discusses (1) the history of black student development; (2) the roles blacks, religious organizations, and the federal government played in the evolving development of the black student; (3) the student development role of historically black colleges and universities; (4) the nature and needs of today's black student; and (5) implications for addressing the needs of black students. (Contains 28 references.) (Author/EMK)
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