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ERIC Number: ED052072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Inter-Ethnic Materials in Suburban School Districts in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
Caliguri, Joseph P.; Levine, Daniel U.
This report summarizes an informal survey to determine how extensively inter-ethnic materials are being used in suburban school districts in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Data was obtained from responses to a questionnaire distributed to some 100 teachers and administrators from 20 districts enrolled in two courses, fall 1968. In no school or district did a percentage of black or other minority students constitute an appreciable proportion of the student body. Information was sought on the following topics: 1) representation, inclusion, and characteristics of minority groups in textual materials; 2) written policies of school districts on the use of inter-ethnic materials; 3) procedures for the selection of inter-ethnic materials; 4) availability of films, filmstrips, tapes, records, magazines, and other kinds of aids with inter-ethnic content; and 5) procedures utilized by school districts to distribute inter-ethnic materials. Some conclusions are: 1) the situation is very uneven; 2) more systematic efforts are needed to make high quality materials available and to help teachers use them effectively; 3) few districts have written policies encouraging use of such materials; 4) few districts have procedures to ensure adequate selection of a quantity of resources. In conclusion six policies are outlined to devise definite practices for encouraging the use of good inter-ethnic materials. A discussion by Garvin Hudgins on "The Negro Being Integrated Into History" is appended. (Author/JSB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for the Study of Metropolitan Problems in Education.
Identifiers: Kansas City; Missouri