ERIC Number: ED052072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Bias, Board of Education Policy, Content Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Instructional Materials, Intergroup Education, Multicultural Textbooks, School Policy, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Suburban Schools, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Use Studies
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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