ERIC Number: ED469773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Facing the New Millennium: A Transformative Research and Action Agenda in Black Education.
King, Joyce E.
In 1999, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) initiated the Commission on Research in Black Education (CORIBE) to stimulate research, research dissemination, and policymaking to improve education for and about people of African ancestry. A central concern has been to examine how education research can effectively improve the lives of black people and advance human understanding. At a 2000 CORIBE working colloquium, "Framing a Transformational Research and Action Agenda," participants recommended developing a transformative agenda to prioritize applied research that includes the entire black community, that utilizes advanced technology in various ways, and that addresses black education globally, embracing a role for spirituality in black education research and practice. Ten "Vital Principles for Black Education and Socialization" emerged from these deliberations. These principles are presented as a preamble to "A Declaration of Intellectual Independence for Human Freedom." Four articles illustrate transformative applications of these principles: expanding human understanding; nurturing cultural consciousness; resisting hegemony, domination, and dispossession culturally; and making use of a liberatory cultural orientation as an analytical/pedagogical tool. The report concludes with recommendations for how the AERA can address issues that precipitated this initiative. A glossary of relevant terms is included. (Contains 25 references and 56 endnotes). (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn. Medgar Evers Coll.; Open Society Inst., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.