ERIC Number: ED193130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-15
Reference Count: 0
Adolescent Prejudice: Summary of the Proceedings and Recommendations of a National Invitational Conference.
California Univ., Berkeley.; B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Proceedings are summarized of a national conference which explored the nature and consequences of prejudice in adolescents and developed strategies for its reduction in the schools. Held in 1976, the conference was sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith and the University of California's School of Education. Participants included school superintendents, deans of schools of education, and representatives of professional associations and federal education agencies. The main address was a report of research conducted by the Survey Research Center of the University of California. It attempted to measure the phenomenon of prejudice, analyze its sources, and suggest interventions which might be undertaken by educational institutions. Three major reaction papers were delivered which addressed the research findings in terms of a systems perspective, an administrator's viewpoint, and instructional implications. The conference acknowledged that significant prejudice exists among adolescents and that new strategies are needed at many levels. These include policy formulation, analysis of structural constraints, preservice and inservice teacher education, curriculum, classroom, and community involvement. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anti Semitism, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, Community Cooperation, Conference Proceedings, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Bias, Negative Attitudes, Problem Solving, Public Schools, Racial Discrimination, Social Bias, Social Problems, Social Science Research, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.; B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.