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ERIC Number: ED001984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 31
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PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION--A RESOURCE UNIT FOR TEACHERS AND GROUP LEADERS.
NOAR, GERTRUDE
AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CONFRONTED WITH THE NECESSITY OF TEACHING ABOUT PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION AS FACTS OF LIFE, AS CONDITIONS WHICH PREVENT THE FULL DEVELOPMENT OF EVERY PERSON, AND AS PROBLEMS WHICH MUST BE SOLVED IF DEMOCRACY IS TO FUNCTION HERE AND BE ACCEPTED AROUND THE WORLD. AN OUTLINE ON THE SUBJECTS OF PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION IS PROVIDED FOR THE TEACHER PLANNING A UNIT IN THIS AREA. DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AND VALUES, VOCABULARY WORDS ASSOCIATED WITH PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION, CAUSES OF PREJUDICE, THE NATURE OF PREJUDICE, SOURCES AND FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION, EFFECTS OF DISCRIMINATION, RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY, HUMAN RELATIONS AGENCIES, AND NATIONAL HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS ARE AMONG THE SUBJECTS MENTIONED AS VALUABLE IN AN EFFECTIVE UNIT OF STUDY. IN PLANNING FOR THE TEACHING OF THE ABOVE SUBJECTS, ACTIVITIES THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS EFFECTIVE TEACHING TECHNIQUES INCLUDE TEACHER LECTURES, CLASS DISCUSSIONS, FILMS, RECORDS, TV AND RADIO PROGRAMS, COMMITTEE WORK, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, READING OF APPROPRIATE BOOKS AND PERIODICALS, FIELD TRIPS, CREATIVE WRITING, ROLE-PLAYING EXPERIENCES, STUDENT INTERVIEWS WITH ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY, TALKS BY COMMUNITY RESOURCE PERSONS, AND ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS. THESE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES USED IN THE UNIT SHOULD ENCOURAGE PUPILS TO DEVELOP A PERSONAL CODE OF BEHAVIOR, TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS ACROSS RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUP LINES, TO CHALLENGE STEREOTYPES, TO WRITE LETTERS PRAISING TV AND RADIO PROGRAMS WHICH PROMOTE GOOD INTERGROUP RELATIONS, AND TO REFRAIN FROM TELLING OR SPREADING STORIES WHICH PRESENT UNFAVORABLE IMAGES OF MINORITY GROUPS.
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Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Identifiers: New York (New York)