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The Black College: A Strategy for Relevancy


reviewed by Leonard Fels - 1970

coverTitle: The Black College: A Strategy for Relevancy
Author(s): Tilden J. Lemelle, Wilbert J. Lemelle
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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This book brings into focus the important role black higher education can play in solving major problems, not just for black Americans, but for all Americans. The shortcomings of The Black College are minor compared to its overall worth. The authors feel that higher education as it has developed in the black colleges is not relevant to the needs of the black community. This is so because the black colleges have attempted to imitate what is termed the "mainstream" of American higher education. The "mainstream" is seen as that part of higher education which emphasizes general and liberal education. The black colleges have not been able, on the whole, to offer high quality education in the humanities. The authors fail to note how many smaller white colleges do not offer high quality humanities education. Even if it were done well, however, the authors feel it would be irrelevant to the needs of the black community. New goals for the black colleges are proposed, goals of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 4, 1970, p. 686-688
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1812, Date Accessed: 9/20/2020 7:43:14 AM

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