ERIC Number: ED041828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Programs To Alter Negative Attitudes Toward Integration; An Exploratory Study and Review of Literature.
This paper contains a review of related literature and an exploratory study of public school district programs aimed at altering negative staff attitudes toward racial integration. An introductory section notes the significance of "social attitudes" in relationship to the problem and discusses what is involved in changing attitudes. The three sections of the literature review focus on studies of 1) teachers--their attitude and role in school desegregation problems; 2) administrators--their attitudes and role, particularly in school-community relations relations; and 3) institutes--their role in providing new techniques and practices and attitude change for meeting the problems of integration. The exploratory study is reported which involved 1) field visits to seven public school districts (Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco) and 2) questionnaires (41 percent returned) mailed to the 75 school districts listed in "Racial Isolation in the Public Schools." The findings reported include information on the types of inservice training programs conducted, kinds of activities they involved, rationale behind them, and results. The summary section draws concluding implications regarding the types of programs most likely to be effective in bringing about positive attitude change on the part of all school personnel involved in the problems of integrated schools. (A 32-item bibliography is included.) (JS)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Attitude Change, Inservice Teacher Education, School Desegregation, School Personnel, Teacher Role
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Sponsor: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.; Oklahoma Univ., Norman.
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