ERIC Number: ED396012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
A Community Guide to Youth Anti-Bias and Conflict Resolution Programs. For Parents/about Parents.
This guide describes the many ways to teach bias reduction and violence prevention in order to help schools, community and religious leaders, and parents decide which project is best for their children. Some projects concentrate on changing behaviors, while others concentrate on changing attitudes as a prelude to changing behavior. Some projects assume that the cause of prejudice is the same regardless of who is targeted. These programs focus on reduction of prejudice, bias, and violence. Other programs focus on teaching conflict resolution and mediation skills as bias reduction techniques. Most anti-bias projects also deal with violence as a way to express hatred, emphasizing either changing behaviors to result in attitude change, or changing attitudes to bring about behavior change. Training methods and targeted groups vary among projects. These should be examined by the person selecting a project, as should costs, services, and philosophies. Parents can support anti-bias training for youth by getting community support and participating in school and community programs. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Mediation Techniques
Note: Based on "Anti-Bias and Conflict Resolution Curricula: Theory and Practice," a digest written by Wendy Schwartz and published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education. A companion to the guide, "A Directory of Anti-Bias Education Resources and Services," is also available from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education. For related documents, see UD 030 946-958.