• Alana D. Murray


This chapter introduces the reader to the work of Leila Amos Pendleton and Jessie Redmon Fauset. The importance of black women educators to development of social studies in the twentieth century is stated. The alternative black curriculum refers to the theoretical principles that arose of institutional contexts of the university and national professional associations and the practical context of the everyday classrooms. The alternative black curriculum as a Progressive Era reform is discussed. The alternative black curriculum demonstrates how black educators critiqued more prominent education reform movements in the United States.


Alternative black curriculum in social studies Progressive Era Foundations of the social studies curriculum Black women 


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  • Alana D. Murray
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  1. 1.Montgomery County Public SchoolsRockvilleUSA

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