An examination of the value and viability of alternatives to Eurocentric education. Includes theory, multiculturalism, the impact on students, examples, role of teachers and learning goals.
# 21073 | 3,825 words | 19 sources | 1994 |
Published on Feb 23, 2003 in Education (Theory) , African-American Studies (General) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)
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From the Paper:"TheAfrocentric Curriculum
According to Eshleman (1991), one of the primary means of elevating the social status and self-esteem levels of African Americans is education. However, the question can be asked as to whether the standard education given to Anglo-American students is relevant to the needs of African-American students?
Some educators (e.g. Moses, 1991; Singer, 1993) feel that standard educational curricula over-focuses on European achievement and ideas thereby presenting a Eurocentric perspective that does not adequately address the educational, sociopolitical, or psychological needs of black students. Vann and Kunjufu (1993) put it this way:
A strictly Eurocentric perspective will not properly..."
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