ERIC Number: EJ878413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Literatures and Definitions: Toward Understanding Africentric Education
Shockley, Kmt G.
Journal of Negro Education, v76 n2 p103-117 Spr 2007
This article explicates the literature on cultural reattachment Africentric education. Cultural reattachment is a process whereby people of African descent begin to adopt (in whole or in part) aspects of an African culture (e.g., Wolof or Akan). Africentric education is defined as the adoption of Africentric ideology and cultural relevancy. Proponents of cultural reattachment Africentric education advance important "cultural imperatives" for Black children and communities. Those imperatives are defined in this article. Teachers who are familiar with the cultural imperatives are armed with the necessary tools that they can use to better serve Black children.
Descriptors: African Culture, Cultural Influences, Black Studies, Afrocentrism, Cultural Education, Cultural Relevance, Literature Reviews, African American Education, Ideology, Racial Identification, Nationalism, Social Control, Social Values
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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