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ERIC Number: ED001941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 64
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BRIDGES TO UNDERSTANDING, TEACHER ORIENTATION AIDS.
WILLIAMS, FREDERICK, H.; AND OTHERS
THE INTEGRATION PROGRAM OF THE NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS HAS TWO OBJECTIVES--DESEGREGATION, TO ACCOMPLISH A BETTER ETHNIC DISTRIBUTION OF PUPILS, AND IMPROVEMENT IN ACHIEVEMENT OF PUPILS HANDICAPPED EDUCATIONALLY BY SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC FORCES. THESE OBJECTIVES CAN BE REALIZED ONLY IF THE ENTIRE SCHOOL STAFF IS ABLE TO MEET THE HUMAN RELATIONS NEEDS WHICH WILL INEVITABLY ARISE. THERE ARE MANY ASPECTS OF THE CULTURALLY DIFFERENT CHILD WHICH TEACHERS NEED TO UNDERSTAND. A KNOWLEDGE OF THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA AND OF THE UNFOUNDED MYTHS WHICH HAVE ARISEN ABOUT NEGROES IS IMPORTANT. THERE ARE MANY STEREOTYPES, DEROGATORY PHASES, AND PROFESSIONAL TERMS WHICH ARE NEGATIVE IN TONE, OF WHICH TEACHERS SHOULD BE AWARE SO THAT THEY CAN BE AVOIDED IN PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE. THE SELF-IMAGE OF A MINORITY GROUP IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING THE CHILD'S MOTIVATION FOR SCHOOL WORK. INSPIRATIONAL TEACHING AND GUIDANCE BY MOTIVATED STAFF MEMBERS IS A MEANS OF HELPING THE CHILD IMPROVE A NEGATIVE SELF-IMAGE. KNOWLEDGE OF THE ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS OF PUERTO RICAN NEW YORKERS AND OF OTHER IMMIGRATION GROUPS WHICH RESIDE IN THE CITY CAN HELP A TEACHER APPRECIATE THE NEED FOR EXTENDING DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES TO THE MANY GROUPS IN OUR CULTURALLY PLURALISTIC SOCIETY. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS, A BOOK LIST, AND SUGGESTED INSTRUCTIONAL FILMS ON MANY ASPECTS OF HUMAN RELATIONS ARE INCLUDED AS TEACHER AIDS.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)