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ERIC Number: ED446705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 43
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How Did Howard University, One of the Leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Develop as an Academic Institution during the Period 1967 through 1997?
Williams, Sharon
This paper reviews the Development of Howard University (District of Columbia) during the period 1967-1997 as the institution adapted to broad social, cultural, and intellectual changes shaping the country during this period. The study's conceptual framework followed Mysers' theory of the six stages of the education of Blacks, especially the enhancement stage, during which Black colleges must focus on enhancing educational offerings for this population to prevent complete integration of Blacks into predominantly white institutions and the demise of Black colleges. Principles of population ecology and life cycle development are also applied to the analysis. Specifically, the study examined curriculum change at Howard University during this period, the student profile during this period, governance and organization structure, and the institution's adaptation and adjustment to such changes as student unrest and the civil rights movement. The study concludes that Howard University successfully managed its development and adaptation during this period through such proactive changes as: a raising of admission requirements; on-going curriculum development; and the strategic merging of certain schools within the university. (Contains 35 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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