A resource book on Black literature
Cantor, Carol S.
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Thesis (Ed.M.)--Boston UniversityRESEARCH: Black literature has been incorporated into the curriculum of many colleges and universities. This trend is parallelled in the secondary schools; more Black literature is being taught on thi s level than ever before. According to Dorothy Sterling, "at most, only 1% of the total output of books for young adults are devoted to the Negro out of 1200 issued from 1960- 1966." 1. If there are so few of this type of book available, it is highly doubtful that Black literature written for adult readers is being used in its place . Books about Blacks and written by Blacks exist; and yet, we have in the past neglected to use them in our curriculum. Judy Anne Headlee suggests that a revision of the English curriculum is necessary , that the presentation of biographies or autobiographies of Black men and women will inspire a respect that will counteract prejudice." 2. It is Nancy Larrick's opinion that the lack of Black literature and the avoidance of racial themes and controversial topics in the classroom is robbing the student of an experience that will only benefit him in the adult world. 3. Communication and understanding can be the products of a Black literature unit. [TRUNCATED]PLEASE NOTE: Boston University Libraries did not receive an Authorization To Manage form for this thesis or dissertation. It is therefore not openly accessible, though it may be available by request. If you are the author or principal advisor of this work and would like to request open access for it, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you.