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The educational thought of W.E.B. Du Bois : an intellectual history / Derrick P. Alridge ; foreword by V.P. Franklin.


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Alridge, Derrick P.
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New York : Teachers College Press, c2008.
  • Book
  • xvii, 189 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-179) and index.
  • The education of W.E.B. Du Bois. The world of Du Bois's youth. Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Fisk university. Harvard university. University of Berlin
  • The "negro problem" in the age of social reform. The progressive ethos. Thomas Jesse Jones. John Dewey. The educator as scientist
  • Black educators and the quest to uplift and develop the race. Alexander Crummell. Booker T. Washington. Anna Julia Cooper. Kelly Miller. Nannie Helen Burroughs
  • Education for black advancement. Leadership and liberal education. Education and identity
  • The "new negro, " economic cooperation, and the question of voluntary separate schooling
  • War and blacks. The "new negro" consciousness. The economic conditions of African Americans. Black economic cooperation. Voluntary separate schooling
  • African American educators, emancipatory education, and social reconstruction. Alain Locke. Carter G. Woodson. Mary McLeod Bethune. Charles H. Thompson. Horace Mann Bond. The social reconstructionists
  • Education for social and economic cooperation. Communal and community-based education. Toward a broader educational vision. Black history education and collective racial consciousness
  • The Cold War and Civil Rights Movement. The coming of the Cold War. The decline of progressive education and the rise of the Cold War. Du Bois and the coming of the modern Civil Rights Movement. From Brown v. Board and King to Ghana. Septima Clark : echoes of a Du Boisian pedagogy
  • Education for liberation. Freedom to learn, critical thinking, and basic skills. From the talented tenth to the guiding hundredth
  • Afrocentric, pan-African, and global education. Education in The black flame
  • Conclusion : Du Bois's legacy for the education of African peoples and the world community. Du Bois's legacy for African American education. A Du Boisian vision.
Publisher's Summary:
This is the first published, comprehensive interpretation of Du Bois' educational thought. Historian Derrick P. Alridge moves beyond the overly discussed "debates" between Booker T. Washington and Du Bois to provide fresh insights into Du Bois' educational thinking. He draws on a plethora of published and unpublished primary sources to illuminate Du Bois' educational thought on a wide variety of issues, such as women and education, black leadership, black identity, civil rights, black higher education, community education, and academic achievement.
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