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Afrocentric School Controversy. 40% drop-out rate of black students in Toronto Gang activities endanger pupils Other specialized schools programmes already exist (e.g., gay & lesbian high school, aboriginal high school) Purported benefits of an Afrocentric curriculum

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Afrocentric School Controversy

  • 40% drop-out rate of black students in Toronto

  • Gang activities endanger pupils

  • Other specialized schools programmes already exist (e.g., gay & lesbian high school, aboriginal high school)

  • Purported benefits of an Afrocentric curriculum

    • Teach the student’s heritage

    • Increase the student’s pride


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Objections to an Afrocentric Curriculum

  • It serves to stigmatize, ghettoize black students

  • Other ethnic/racial groups excel without special curricula

  • Children have to learn how to function in a multi-cultural society

  • This curriculum or school will further marginalize black students


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Issues for Discussion

  • What is missing from this debate?

  • Do students exposed to an Afrocentric curriculum excel?

  • What should be the comparison group?

  • What variables might be important to control or handle statistically?


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Are We Safe?

  • What is the nature of the problem?

  • How much of a problem exists? (Extent)

  • Why is it a problem?

  • When does the problem occur?

  • Where?

  • Whom does it affect?

  • How do we measure the problem?


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What Solution(s) Are Proposed to Handle the Problem?

  • Why might we want to develop an evaluation?

  • How would we assess the solution(s): program evaluation

  • What role does cost effectiveness play in determining a program or solution?

  • Who would fund a program? Why would they? What is the funder’s interest in the problem?


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