ERIC Number: ED366700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Walking the Talk of Racial Equity. SDS Report. Program Summary.
Saint Paul Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
This newsletter describes the 6-year Supporting Diversity in Schools (SDS) project that seeks to create school environments free of racial prejudice and privilege. It briefly describes the program's working themes: (1) giving a voice to people who have traditionally been silent in the shaping of classroom practices; (2) developing pride in children and families concerning their heritage; (3) helping participants in the SDS to learn to work together; and (4) creating partnerships that bring together school staff, parents, community organization staff and board members, and SDS personnel to make collaborative decisions regarding activities, budgets, evaluation, and staffing. The report examines each area of SDS's goals and focuses including the school environment, the professional effectiveness of the school staff in teaching students of color, the use of schools and community organizations in developing lasting partnerships to support effective school environments for students of color, and the involvement of families of color in shaping their children's schools. (GLR)
Descriptors: Community Coordination, Community Involvement, Cooperation, Cultural Pluralism, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Human Relations, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Racial Integration, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Social Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Saint Paul Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Identifiers: Diversity (Groups); Diversity (Student); Minnesota (Saint Paul); Saint Paul Public Schools MN
Note: For related documents, see UD 029 722-723. A publication of the Supporting Diversity in Schools program.