ERIC Number: ED045748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-26
Reference Count: 0
In-Service Education to Solve Problems Incident to the Elimination of the Dual School System. Final Technical Report.
Shearouse, H. S.
The Rockdale County Board of Education (Georgia) operated an inservice program on desegregation in 1969. The purpose of the program was to prepare the school system and the community for desegregation by working with the teaching staff. A Coordinating Committee was set up, which participated in sensitivity training sessions in order to lead small discussion groups. Topics in the seminars included the following: the disadvantaged child; student and teacher experiences in desegregated schools; senstivity; and, black-white confrontations. At the fourth seminar, the teaching staff made recommendations which are included in this report on the program. Results of this inservice program are considered to be shown in the smooth transition into desegregated schools; the Coordinating Committee provided strong leadership, and the small discussion groups demonstrated the value of letting faculty members tackle school problems. A semantic differential questionnaire was administered to the faculty before and after the program. Results show a positive change with regard to the inservice program and its objectives. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, GA.
Identifiers: Georgia; Rockdale County Public Schools GA