ERIC Number: ED186509
Record Type: RIE
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Organizing Students for School Desegregation; A Report on a Project of the Encampment for Citizenship, Inc. to Create Integrated Teams of High School Students Who Will Act to Improve Intergroup Understanding and Interaction.
Encampment for Citizens, Inc., New York, NY.
This manual describes a project funded through the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) and conducted by the Encampment for Citizenship, an organization designed to help young people from different racial, ethnic, social, geographic, and economic backgrounds to understand each other and explore their citizenship responsibilities. The ESAA human relations program was undertaken in nine New York City high schools undergoing desegregation and utilized methods employed in the Encampment's international programs to train high school leaders to have a positive impact on school desegregation. In each of the participating Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx high schools, six to eight student leaders were recruited and trained to design and carry out activities that would reduce racial conflict in their school. In this manual, problems in the schools' surrounding communities are detailed and student leader and program staff training procedures are outlined. Community outreach activities as well as activities carried out in the schools under the human relations project are described. Program evaluation procedures are also outlined. The success of the program is hailed in terms of its impact in visibly reducing racial/ethnic prejudice. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Encampment for Citizens, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Emergency School Aid Act 1972; New York (New York)