ERIC Number: ED063428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Process vs. Status in School Desegregation; Using Cultural Differences for Educational Success.
Gordon, Edmund W.; Jaramillo, Mari-Luci
The first paper in this booklet summarizes the desegregation strategies that have been used either singly or in combination to ethnically balance schools. An overview of the services and resources available to school districts from the National Center for Research and Information for Equal Educational Opportunities is also presented. Some of the recent information available regarding the effect of school desegregation on children, particularly minority children, is reviewed. The second paper discusses the role played by its author in drawing attention to cultural differences which exist between ethnic groups in New Mexico. The methods, that her Cultural Awareness Center uses in working with school personnel to demonstrate the meaning of the unique behavior styles of the various minority group children, are described. Several ways to impose cultural pluralism on a monolithic social system in a practical and effective way are discussed, including seminars, workshops, teacher development programs, and curriculum and attitudinal changes. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Educational Change, Educational Problems, Inservice Teacher Education, Minority Group Children, School Desegregation, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Riverside. Western Regional School Desegregation Projects.
Identifiers: New Mexico
Note: Speeches made at the National Conference for Directors of University School Desegregation Assistance Centers, Anaheim, Calif., January 1972