ERIC Number: ED396128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Workshops on Challenging Racism.
This handbook, which is designed for people experienced in facilitating workshops, contains materials for/about planning and conducting popular education workshops on challenging racism. Presented first are guidelines for using the handbook, a rationale for the proposed approach to unlearning racism, and guidelines for guarding against abuse during workshops on challenging racism and for planning workshops. Discussed in the next four sections are the following topics: setting up a workshop (introducing participants; deciding what participants can expect and contribute; setting objectives, identifying assumptions, and setting the workshop's tone; logistics; ground rules; process observing; and coping with emotions and fears about racism); components of racism (contextualizing racism historically, heritage, one theory on how racism works, attitudes, personal power, discrimination, ideology of superiority, dominant group power, and results of racism and oppression); strategies for change (building strategies, working against oppression in groups, developing strategies to achieve change in organizations and communities, and building allies and working against internalized oppression); and workshop closure (debriefing emotions, follow-up, and evaluations). The final section contains the following supportive information: two workshop models; list of four levels of how humans relate; model of how individuals learn; practical guide to fighting racism; information on support groups, 22 suggested readings, and working definitions/concepts. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Program Implementation, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Workshops
Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.; German Adult Education Association, Bonn (Germany).
Authoring Institution: University of the Western Cape, Bellville (South Africa). Centre for Adult and Continuing Education.
Identifiers: Facilitator Styles; Facilitators; South Africa
Note: Funding also provided by Energos.