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ERIC Number: ED019384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SHARED LEARNING EXPERIENCES.
ASHWORTH, MARGARET L.; AND OTHERS
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A MULTIFACETED PROJECT TO PROVIDE INTERRACIAL SCHOOL EXPERIENCES TO WHITE AND NEGRO PUPILS IN THREE RACIALLY UNBALANCED ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN AND AROUND DETROIT, MICHIGAN. AS PART OF A "PEN PAL" PROGRAM PUPILS IN AN INNER-CITY SCHOOL EXCHANGED LETTERS WITH PUPILS IN TWO PREDOMINANTLY WHITE SUBURBAN SCHOOLS. FIELD TRIP EXPERIENCES WERE SCHEDULED FOR THE PUPILS AND THEIR RACIALLY DIFFERENT PEN PALS, AND INTERSCHOOL VISITS WERE ARRANGED. IN SOME CLASSROOMS SPECIAL INTERDISCIPLINARY HUMAN RELATIONS UNITS WERE STUDIED. SUBURBAN AND INNER-CITY TEACHERS MET FREQUENTLY TO PLAN INTERGROUP ACTIVITIES FOR THEIR PUPILS, AND AT ONE SCHOOL AN EXCHANGE OF TEACHERS WAS CARRIED OUT. INSERVICE WORKSHOPS WERE INSTITUTED FOR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS, AND AN ALL-DAY EVALUATION SEMINAR, WHICH ALSO INVOLVED THE INNER-CITY AND SUBURBAN PARENTS, WAS CONDUCTED. IN GENERAL, IT IS FELT THAT THE PROJECT STIMULATED INNOVATIVE METHODS OF INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHING AND PROVIDED VALUABLE INTERRACIAL CONTACT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS FELT THAT THE PEN PAL PROGRAM MOTIVATED PUPILS TO IMPROVE THEIR COMMUNICATION SKILLS. THE CURRICULUM IMPLICATIONS OF THIS PROJECT ARE DESCRIBED. (LB)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wayne County Intermediate School District, Detroit, MI. Desegregation Advisory Project.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Detroit)