Historical Perspectives on the Education of Black Children available in Hardcover
The African American heritage is interwoven throughout the history of the United States, but few educators are prepared to teach children about the events that shaped the African American experience. Most of the stories about slavery, the days when it was illegal to teach black children to read, and when blacks were not allowed to vote or own land, are part of the remembered oral history of black families. Morgan retells American history from the point of view of the events that effected blacksthe Great Depression, the WPA, and the federal policies that led to current Head Start programs, school integration in the 1950s and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, the War on Poverty, and the IQ controversy. He shows how Aesop and the teachings of Socrates and Aristotle established the philosophical traditions perpetuated by the great black educators, W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington, with the purpose of providing black children with a better understanding of their heritage, their importance in American history, and their place in the world.
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About the Author
HARRY MORGAN is Professor of Early Childhood Education at West Georgia College. He is the author of Social Work in Early Childhood Programs (1975) and The Learning Community (1973).
Table of Contents
The Early Philosophers
Early Theorists and Practitioners
The Slavery Period
Beyond the Slavery Period
The Decades That Followed Slavery
The Controversy Over African American Intelligence
Head Start: The Great Divide
Exemplary Programs, Methods and Materials