ERIC Number: ED051319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Human Relations Model for a Desegregated Group.
Johnson, Nathan E.; Bash, James H.
The human relation model discussed in this booklet serves the dual purpose of facilitating the development of equal human relations and the myriad aspects associated with desegregation. This is not considered a scientific report, but a guide to group discussion. Although the model presented is based on the most advanced findings from interaction in teaching and the systems approach in communication, there is not an attempt here to declare it as the final answer to problems in this area. The human relations model is presented as a flow-chart which indicates the phases through which a bi-racial group passes to reach a tensionless condition conducive to a consideration of delicate race problems. A face-to-face commitment of a few people to work together is a first essential. The acknowledgement of equal human status and a concession by each component that it is unaware of concepts held by the other are the next two stages. Then, a consideration of displeasing words, an exposure of some beliefs, and a recognition that reception and direction must cross racial lines will complete the approach to a condition of psychological neutrality in which there would be little potential difference between ethnic components of the group. The atmosphere thus generated will permit in-depth consideration of all desegregation problems. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Desegregation Methods, Group Discussion, Human Relations, Racial Attitudes, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, School Desegregation
Editor, Occasional Papers, 164 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22903 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. School of Education.