ERIC Number: ED045557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Human Relations Curriculum Development Project Created by the PACE Association.
Program for Action by Citizens in Education, Cleveland, OH.
After two years of experimental teaching and research in suburban high schools, the Cleveland area Human Relations Curriculum Program is being expanded to include the inner-city and elementary schools. In an attempt to increase man's ability to get along with his fellow man, it employs a multimedia approach including films, documentaries, news clips, novels, plays, and role playing. Each teacher is required to participate in local university summer training institutes which includes sensitivity training, media workshops, instruction in inductive methods, and techniques for handling student response. Curriculum guides provide secondary teachers a basis for planning their course. Unit 1, "The Individual and Tolerance," attempts to get at student self-perceptions. Through various uses of media teachers help students answer who they are, how they feel about themselves, and what their values are. Unit 2, "Prejudice, Justice, Poverty, and Religion," helps the student look at himself in relation to other people and situations for a redefining of what he is and wants to be. Unit 3, "White and Black Race Issues," is a search for answers concerning proper values and behavior with discussion of such topics and solutions as religion, government, and family. The climax, at different times for each student, is some variation on the theme of "What Can I Do?" Possibilities then are only limited by the group's imagination and the community's resources. (Eight sample films are listed.) (JS)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Program for Action by Citizens in Education, Cleveland, OH.