Looking for the backdoor: a phenomenology of mis-education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Erick G. Pryor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Glenn Hudak

Abstract: Phenomenology is a form of philosophical inquiry using the disclosure of an object or experience to a public audience. A phenomenology of mis-education, therefore, would relate the experience of mis-education in a public and open fashion. In order to describe the elements of mis-education of Africana people groups, especially African-Americans, in public spaces of education the methodology of phenomenology is employed here to give a view into the sides, aspects, profiles, absences and presences, and identity in manifold of this experiential phenomenon. Mis-education as it is used here comes from the seminal work of Carter G. Woodson entitled The Mis-education of the Negro. Utilizing the voice of Carter G. Woodson, the double consciousness of W.E.B. DuBois in Souls of Black Folk, the dialectical ascent of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel in Phenomenology of Spirit, the psycho-affective work of Frantz Fanon in Black Skin White Masks and Wretched of the Earth, and the reflective voice and gaze of Malcolm X in his autobiography and published works; this series of five essays is a preliminary look into the experience of the black in mis-education.

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Language: English
Date: 2014
Black Studies, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Mis-Education, Phenomenology, W. E. B. DuBois
African Americans $x Education
Philosophy, African

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