ERIC Number: ED041077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Racism in Schools: A Response Utilizing Laboratory Training.
Parker, Glenn M.; O'Connor, William
This paper reports a trial program in laboratory training with a focus on racism which was conducted in a suburban school system in the fall of 1968. The voluntary enrollment in-service program was instituted for professional personnel, community residents, and school board members in response to their hesitancy in discussing race relations openly or objectively. The staff was ethnically mixed, with varying degrees of educational background and work experience. They were chosen not only for their training competence but also for their ability to relate to a diverse participant group. The basic learning technique was the T-group. Following the first session, the participants were divided into three groups which remained intact for the full four days. The groups generally included about ten people. Some attempt was made to mix the groups according to race, sex, age, and classification. Two trainers were assigned per group. The basic evaluation instrument was a written reaction form completed by the participants following the training. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Community Action Training Inst., Trenton.
Identifiers: Community Action Training Institute NJ; New Jersey