Too Much Schooling, Too Little Education: A Paradox of Black Life in White Societies

ISBN: 9780865433861

"Too Much Schooling with its educational focus, fits into the Afrocentric school of thought with its aim to develop subject-centered analysis and solutions for African children. This book is an attempt to illustrate and demonstrate some of the ways we can use our cultural base to educate children."

--Molefi K. Asante, Author of Africa World Press titles Afrocentricity; Kemet, Afrocentricity, and Knowledge; The Book of African Names; Thunder and Silence; African Culture.

"It is our responsibility as African-American parents, educators, and citizens to develop educational settings-- formal and informal --where cultural understandings (political, historical, literary, technological, financial, health, law, etc.) are not transmitted accidentally, but by design. Too Much Schooling, Too Little Education is an over-needed addition to the ongoing search for meaningful African-centered education. Dr. Shujaa has edited a collection that is not only a first in this field, he has also assembled in one volume some of the best thinkers and practitioners working today. This book is more than impressive, it is required reading."

-Haki R. Madhubuti, Publisher of Third World Press

MWALIMU J. SHUJAA, Ed.D., is the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education at Medgar Evers College (CUNY) in Brooklyn. He participated in the founding of two African-centered independent schools: the Afrikan People's Action School in Trenton, NJ in 1976, and Nile Valley Shule in Buffalo, NY in 1991. he was elected National Executive Officer of the Council of Independent Black Institutions in 1990. The author and co-author of more than a dozen scholarly articles and book chapters, Dr. Shujaa's research interests revolve around issues related to the social and cultural tensions that impact schooling and education.

Product details

  • Publisher: Africa World Pr (March 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 412 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0865433860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865433861
  • Item Weight: 14.6 ounces
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