Examining the potential efficacy of an independent African-centered school in Atlanta, 2020

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Examining the potential efficacy of an independent African-centered school in Atlanta, 2020
Creator:
Thompson, Craig
Contributor to Resource:
Duke, Eric
Date of Original:
2020-05
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
theses
dissertations
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
This study examines successful independent, African-centered education during the 1960s-1970s and present-day assimilation. SNCC’s freedom schools and the Black Panther Party’s liberation schools offered meals, protection, and quality education. This study seeks to discover what happened to such programs and the efficacy of re-establishing independent, African-centered education. Qualitative data based on case study analysis, interviews, website research, and survey questionnaires was collected. Seven African-centered shule were examined. Out of approximately 1,200 invitations, thirty anonymous participants from the Atlanta metropolitan area responded to the nineteen-question survey. Results revealed confusion as to what are genuine African values and how they should be represented in African-centered education. Although, results demonstrate the need for African-centered shule as safe havens, planning for financial sustenance and institution-building is necessary. In addition to the implications and limitations discussed, this study provides strategic suggestions for future research and recommendations for hybrid independent, African-centered programs and curricula.
Date of award: 2020-05
Degree type: thesis
Degree name: Master of Arts (MA)
Granting institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department: Department of African American Studies, Africana Women’s Studies, and History
Advisor: Duke, Eric
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2020_thompson_craig
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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