African-centered Schooling in Theory and Practice

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Diane Pollard, Cheryl Ajirotutu
Bergin & Garvey, 2000 - Education - 223 pages

Although schools with an African-centered educational focus have existed for over 200 years, they have most often been independent institutions. Within the past few years, the idea of incorporating an African and African-American cultural orientation in public schools has been explored. This exploration has proceeded in a number of ways: in Baltimore, MD, African-centered education was instituted in selected classrooms within an otherwise traditional school. In Milwaukee, and in other cities such as Detroit, MI, and Washington, DC, African-centered programs have been implemented in selected schools.

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DIANE S. POLLARD is Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

CHERYL S. AJIROTUTU is Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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