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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 236 x 163 x 18 mm
This study compares the educational goals and cultures of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) of a generation ago with those that exist today. The authors also analyze the personal characteristics of the presidents of these institutions and outline their alternative career pathways. They conclude by suggesting some action strategies for presidents and boards of HBCUs. * Reference and Research Book News *
Analyzing the management skills of black college leaders and reviewing the professional literature on the subject, [the authors] assess the strengths and weaknesses of historically black colleges and predict how they might affect black and nonblack students in the future. * Ed. The Magazine Of The Harvard Graduate School Of Education *
The authors combine three previously published chapters with four new pieces to build a cogent argument for the sustained existence of historically Black colleges. * The Journal of Educational Foundations *
The Black College Mystique is interwoven with great ambitions about the possibilities and potential of the nation's HBCUs. * Journal of Higher Education *
Charles Willie, Richard Reddick and Ronald Brown have completed a thoughtful, revealing and objective study of the role and status of America's HBCUs. By demonstrating the strengths of these institutions, the authors point to the lessons that all institutions of higher education can learn from them. To cite only two: 'We know that white students are in need of the unique care and concern that Black colleges offer,' and 'Black colleges are well positioned because of their long history of accommodating a pluralistic faculty to help other institutions of higher education learn how to achieve unity out of diversity and a sense of community among people from different cultural heritages.' I strongly encourage faculty members and administrators at every kind of college or university to study The Black College Mystique. -- Mac A. Stewart, Ohio State University
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