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ERIC Number: ED021891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 3
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A Schoolman Joins West End's Quest for an Image.
Morrissey, Jim
Southern Education Report, v2 n8 Apr 1967
A program has been established at an integrated Louisville, Kentucky, junior high school to develop a sense of school and community pride among students and teachers. The formerly all-white district in which the school is located had become increasingly Negro, and as a result "racist" rumors and social unrest had spread in the community. The major emphasis of the program is on the orientation of the teachers to provide them with insights into their students and community. For the problems the teachers cannot handle there are school counselors. Paddling is used as a disciplinary measure when there is severe cause. The general reactions of the teachers, parents, and students are favorable to the school and the program. At present, the school has the best junior high school attendance record in the city and has reduced both dropout and tardiness rates. Although there is little after-school white-Negro socializing among the students, there does not appear to be any racial animosity. (LB)
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Identifiers: Kentucky; Kentucky (Louisville)