Open Access Graduate Research Paper
African Americans -- Education; Afrocentrism -- Study and teaching;
A literature review was performed to understand the ways that African Centered Education can be incorporated into technology integration for the improvement of African American children. With the five components of the Murrell model of African Centered Education, which are identity development process, community integrity practices, practices of inquiry and reappropriation, making meaning practices, and engagement and participation practices, technology integration can become an integral part of improving the education of African American children. Within the model, the focus of building on prior knowledge, reaffirming the positive aspects of African and African American history, and applying knowledge learned to real life situations is discussed often, and is a major component of success. It is concluded that the Murrell model and technology integration could be an asset in a school that educates large numbers of African American children.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Educational Technology
Mary C. Herring
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©2004 Tehia Venice Starker
Starker, Tehia Venise, "Using an African Centered Educational Model and Technology to Improve African American Children's Performance in School" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 1592.