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ERIC Number: EJ777563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0548-1457
African Centered Schooling: Facilitating Holistic Excellence for Black Children
Durden, Tonia Renee
Negro Educational Review, The, v58 n1-2 p23-34 Spr-Sum 2007
During the early 1970s, scholars, parents, and educators began a campaign for schooling experiences that were culturally affirming for Black children. This community of concerned individuals vested their energy and support in schools that subscribed to a worldview and ideology of education that focused on enriching the holistic development of children. The product of these efforts is known as the African centered school movement. To capture how African centered schooling has striven to awaken and invoke the natural genius of Black students, I focus my discussion on the history as well as the ideology and pedagogy of the African centered school movement. Additionally, I provide examples of exemplary African centered schools and present some challenges and threats to these types of schools. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A