ERIC Number: ED427097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Multicultural Education: Ways To Utilize the Historically Black Land-Grant Agricultural Programs.
Walker, C.; Bandele, O.; Mellion, D.
The historically black land-grant institutions, sometimes referred to as "1890" institutions, have achieved many agricultural successes that can be used effectively in the multicultural education movement. These institutions have recently celebrated over 100 years of progress and productivity through teaching, research, and service to a culturally diverse world, and they have many lessons to offer multicultural education. After giving an historical overview, this paper offers five ways to utilize the historically Black Land-Grant Agricultural Programs: (1) black achievements in agriculture can be described and published as books and curriculum materials for children and adults; (2) a black history video series could be developed that depicts the achievements of black scholars and agricultural researchers; (3) agricultural textbooks and educational materials should include the agricultural achievements of blacks and other minorities; (4) the contributions of black agricultural scientists and educators could also be highlighted in computer-based and multimedia presentations; and (5) the successes of the Centers of Research Excellence at the various 1890 institutions could be profiled. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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