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ERIC Number: ED002038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1953
Pages: 23
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HANDBOOK ON INTERGROUP EDUCATION.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
THE AIM OF INTERGROUP EDUCATION IS TO DEVELOP A CONSCIOUSNESS AND APPRECIATION OF THE DIGNITY, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND BASIC UNITY OF ALL ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC GROUPS WHICH ENRICH THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE. SCHOOL PERSONNEL AT ALL LEVELS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PROMOTE A PROGRAM OF INTERGROUP RELATIONS. THE CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF CAN GIVE STATUS TO THE PROGRAM, ENLIST SUPPORT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, INITIATE INSERVICE AGENCIES IN THE INTERGROUP EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL PRINCIPALS SHOULD BE AWARE OF POSSIBLE AREAS OF INTERGROUP TENSION WITHIN THE SCHOOL, SEEK OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERGROUP EXPERIENCES WITH OTHER SCHOOLS, AND ORGANIZE BUILDING ACTIVITIES THAT RESULT IN A DEMOCRATIC APPROACH TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF HUMAN RELATIONS. CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF TEXTBOOKS AND THEIR TREATMENT OF INTERGROUP RELATIONS IS AN IMPORTANT SERVICE TO THE PROGRAM WHICH CAN BE PERFORMED BY DIRECTORS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS. OF COURSE, THE REAL SUCCESS OF INTERGROUP EDUCATION IS FOUND IN THE CLASSROOM, WHERE THE TEACHER HAS THE MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY OF FOSTERING A DEMOCRATIC CLIMATE. CURRICULUM PLANNING IS AN ESSENTIAL ASPECT OF INTERGROUP EDUCATION. PRESENTED ARE GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR CURRICULUM AT THE ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY, AND TEACHER COLLEGE LEVELS. SUGGESTIONS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE OUTLINED UNDER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT HEADINGS--ENGLISH, SOCIAL STUDIES, SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, FOREIGN LANGUAGES, FINE ARTS, INDUSTRIAL ARTS, HOME ECONOMICS, AND BUSINESS EDUCATION. ALSO INCLUDED ARE A LIST OF FUNCTIONAL AGENCIES IN INTERGROUP EDUCATION AND AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.
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Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA