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ERIC Number: EJ791357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Black Culture Centers: Still Central to Student Learning
Patton, Lori D.
About Campus, v11 n2 p2-8 May-Jun 2006
This article examines the historical and contemporary context of black culture centers (BCCs) and offers findings from a recent study (conducted by this author) on the role of the centers in the lives of black students attending predominantly white institutions (PWIs). The author's research revealed that these centers make a powerful difference in student learning because they foster an environment that promotes leadership development, a sense of community, cultural identity, and a sense of mattering--all components necessary for engagement in the learning process. From black students, she learned that other campus entities that work to foster similar positive learning environments have far less success with black students than BCCs. The study makes a strong argument for retaining these centers on American college and university campuses. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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