Researcher ORCID Identifier
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture
David K. Roselli
Derik J. Smith
© 2022 Catherine W Mayer
In a comparative analysis of grassroots and non-profit education programs in the Civil Rights and Black Liberation eras, I discuss questions around organizational structure, pedagogical theory, and instructional methods through the lens of various alternatives to mainstream education aimed at improving the experiences and conditions of Black people in America. I argue that community control is necessary for liberatory education, and explore the different possible meanings of both community and control in order to more deeply understand how community control can and should be practiced in education. In addition, I identify a few pedagogical paradigms and practices that cultivate long-term movements toward community control.
Mayer, Catherine, "LEARNING TOWARDS LIBERATION: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GRASSROOTS AND NON-PROFIT EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS AND BLACK LIBERATION ERAS" (2022). Scripps Senior Theses. 1840.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.