ERIC Number: ED395246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Can't We All Just Get Along?: A Manual for Discussion Programs on Racism and Race Relations. Second Edition.
Niedergang, Mark; McCoy, Martha L.
The "basic building blocks" for a discussion program concerned with the issues of racism and tensions among racial and ethnic groups are contained in this manual. It presents the core materials for five discussion sessions and general information on the study circle process: study circles--small-group, democratic, participant-driven discussions--provide a flexible tool for dialogue. Because the study circle philosophy encourages a participant's respectful listening to everyone's experiences and views, study circles are ideal for addressing an important and sensitive issue such as race relations. The first part of the manual offers a brief introduction to the issue of racism and the ways study circles can address it. It also provides core material for the discussion program, organizing it into five possible sessions. Following that are ideas for leading and organizing discussions on racism and race relations. Part Two presents ways to adapt the discussion materials presented in Part One to the needs of specific communities or organizations. The manual concludes with a selection of readings on racism and race relations, and an annotated bibliography. (Contains 32 references.) (TS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Group Activities, Groups, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations
Study Circles Resource Center, PO Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258 ($5.00 each; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Study Circles
Note: For earlier edition, see ED 351 430.