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ERIC Number: ED001925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 10
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SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR PROVIDING FOR THE MAXIMAL EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF ALL RACES AND CREEDS IN THE SCHOOLS OF MICHIGAN.
BERKHOF, WILLIAM; AND OTHERS
THE SCHOOL IS A BASIC INSTRUMENT IN SECURING THE AMERICAN GOALS OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONAL FULFILLMENT. EVERY EFFORT MUST BE MADE TO ACHIEVE RACIALLY INTEGRATED SCHOOLS, FOR PRESENCE OF CHILDREN FROM VARIED RACIAL, CULTURAL, AND SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN THE PREPARATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN MODERN SOCIETY. SEVERAL GUIDELINES ARE SUGGESTED TO ASSIST LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS IN DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS AND IN ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING INTEGRATED SCHOOLS. EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS SHOULD SEEK TO PROMOTE INTERRACIAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES AS A CRITERION FOR MEASURING EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND FOR EVALUATING PLANNING IN THEIR SCHOOL SYSTEMS. SPECIFIC INSERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED TO AID TEACHERS IN UNDERSTANDING THE PLACE OF VARIOUS RACIAL, ETHNIC, AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION. EMPLOYMENT OF TEACHERS OF VARIOUS RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS CONTRIBUTES TO A WORTHWHILE INTERCHANGE OF GROUPS IN THE CLASSROOM. TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING AMONG ADULTS ABOUT PROBLEMS OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS SHOULD BE UTILIZED. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR CLASSROOM USE SHOULD BE SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO INTERGROUP UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION. FINALLY, SEVERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES SHOULD BE EVALUATED AS TO ADAPTABILITY TO LOCAL SITUATIONS AND UTILIZED UNDER APPROPRIATE CONDITIONS. THE PRACTICES ARE RELIEF OF OVERCROWDING, REGROUPING OF GRADES, OPEN ENROLLMENT, AND SCHOOL REDISTRICTING AND RELOCATION. THIS REPORT WAS SUBMITTED TO THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION FROM THE STATE COMMITTEE ON EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY.
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Public Instruction, Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan (Lansing)