ERIC Number: ED042838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-21
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Options for Wholesome Peer Level Experiences Across Racial, Cultural, and Economic Lines; Highlights of the Eighth National Conference on Equal Educational Opportunity, Washington, D.C., February 19-21, 1970.
Kepecs, Mary, Ed.; Ross, Ellen, Ed.
This booklet is comprised of summaries of contributions to the Eighth National Conference on Equal Educational Opportunity. National Education Association President, George Fischer, expresses views about changing attitudes, cultural differences, Southern school desegregation, busing, and the Nixon administration. Mrs. LaDonna Harris, a Comanche Indian, focuses on the problems of the American Indian people, and contends that Peace Corps work with people of different cultures all over the world is futile when the problems of cultural difference in the United States remain unsolved. Leon Panetta talks of the need for leadership and clear thinking on the issue of desegregation in order to prevent worsening of relations between the races. Roy Innis offers an alternative to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare plan for desegregation. Charles Gonsales, student NEA president, enjoins educators to begin asking some basic questions about the great cleavage between "our national goals and our national behavior." Mrs. Gwendolyn Woods, National Coordinator of the National Association of Black Students discusses the recommendations that the Association proposes to create an educational experience that is relevant to the black student and to the people the black student would wish to serve. The booklet also includes the resolutions made by the participants at the Conference. (RJ)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, American Indians, Attitude Change, Black Students, Bus Transportation, Civil Rights, Conferences, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Plans, Economic Factors, Equal Education, Racial Relations, Regional Attitudes, Relevance (Education), School Desegregation, School Segregation
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Center for Human Relations.
Identifiers: Conference on Equal Educational Opportunity; Peace Corps; United States (South)