ERIC Number: ED200650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of Sub-Committee on Race Relations.
Toronto Board of Education (Ontario).
This report provides a program for identifying and eliminating racism in the Toronto school system. It is held that bias in curriculum materials must be removed and that the curriculum should be expanded to include the study of race and race relations. Methods for correctly assessing the abilities of minority students and placing them in appropriate schools are discussed. Techniques are offered for individual schools and the system as a whole for dealing with students and staff who engage in racist behavior. The role of extracurricular activities such as sports, travel and clubs in combatting racism is noted. Inservice programs are suggested as a means of helping staff deal more sensitively with minority group members. Guidelines are also presented for designing hiring and promotional practices in order to achieve a racially diverse staff. Methods are outlined that will help to facilitate continued equal opportunity in staff employment and promotion. Finally, the government's role and responsibility in the achievement of racial fairness in the schools is reviewed with proposals for change. (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Discrimination, Faculty Integration, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Personnel Integration, Racial Attitudes, Racial Balance, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, School Desegregation, Student Placement, Test Bias, Textbook Bias
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario).
Identifiers: Ontario (Toronto)