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ERIC Number: ED002008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND RACIAL BALANCE.
PAJONAS, PATRICIA J.; PETTIGREW, THOMAS F.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RACIAL BALANCE AND EDUCATION WAS EXPLORED. HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, LEGAL, MORAL, AND SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL ANSWERS IN TERMS OF HUMAN LEARNING, COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY, AND PERSONALITY DYNAMICS WERE DISCUSSED. ON THE BASIS OF SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS, PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS WERE RECOMMENDED. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT RACIALLY BALANCED EDUCATION IS NO PANACEA. BALANCED SCHOOLS OFFER THE NEGRO CHILD HIS BEST HOPE FOR THE FUTURE, YET THEY RAISE SPECIAL PROBLEMS OF THEIR OWN AND DO NOT IN THEMSELVES GUARANTEE SOLUTIONS TO TO THE MANY EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS IMPEDING THE NEGRO AMERICAN TODAY. BALANCED SCHOOLS ARE, HOWEVER, AN IMPERATIVE FIRST STEP. IN SIMPLEST TERMS, THE SEGREGATED SCHOOL DEFEATS THE NEGRO CHILD VIRTUALLY BEFORE HE BEGINS HIS EDUCATIONAL CAREER. AT LEAST THE RACIALLY BALANCED SCHOOL HAS THE POTENTIALITY OF OFFERING THE NEGRO CHILD AND THE WHITE CHILD AN ACADEMIC AND EMOTIONAL PREPARATION FOR TOMORROW'S INTERRACIAL WORLD. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION BULLETIN," VOLUME 9, WINTER, 1964-65.
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Identifiers: CAMBRIDGE; MASSACHUSETTS