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ERIC Number: ED019381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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SCHOOL BOARD GRANT PROGRAM ON SCHOOL DESEGREGATION PROBLEMS. FINAL REPORT.
JACKSON, ERVIN, JR.
PROJECT ASPIRATION WAS ESTABLISHED TO INSURE HEALTHY INTERGROUP RELATIONS IN A SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, SCHOOL DISTRICT. AS PART OF THE PROJECT, ONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WAS CLOSED AND ITS STUDENTS TRANSFERRED TO FOUR RECEIVING SCHOOLS. BEFORE THE SCHOOLS OPENED IN THE FALL, STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND PRINCIPALS PARTICIPATED IN ORIENTATION SESSIONS. TRAINING WORKSHOPS WERE CONDUCTED FOR PROJECT STAFF, INCLUDING TEACHERS, TEACHER AIDES, BUS MATRONS, AND SCHOOL CLERKS. A TELEVISED SERIES OF INTERGROUP EDUCATION PROGRAMS WAS ALSO INITIATED. TO FURTHER ENCOURAGE POSITIVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AN INTERGROUP RELATIONS SERVICE STAFF, ACTIVE IN ALL OF THE PROJECT ACTIVITIES, MADE FREQUENT HOME VISITS, ATTENDED NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETINGS, AND GUIDED THE FORMATION OF AN INTERGROUP RELATIONS CITIZENS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE. SEVERAL PARENT-SCHOOL CONFERENCES WERE SCHEDULED. TO FACILITATE STUDENTS' ADJUSTMENT IN THE INTERRACIAL SCHOOLS, INCLUDING DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOLS, THE INTERGROUP RELATIONS STAFF HELPED TO FORM SPECIAL STUDENT AND TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS. ALTHOUGH SOME PROBLEMS AROSE WITH THE TRANSFER OF THE MINORITY GROUP STUDENTS, THE RESULTS OF THE PROJECT HAVE BEEN GENERALLY SUCCESSFUL. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Sacramento City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Sacramento); PROJECT ASPIRATION