ERIC Number: ED021926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Reference Count: 0
The Social Activist and Social Change.
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
This paper calls for the involvement of social scientists in developing programs and directions for social change. Their research could illuminate the social reform aspects of the civil rights movement and the consequences of the movement on minority-group activists, nonparticipants, and the majority group. Studies could also be made of the effect of change on social institutions and of the problem areas in society in which there are racial inequalities. And because there is an immediate problem in the state of Negro schools, educators must use skills in reshaping unhealthy attitudes, in reevaluating school desegregation, and in establishing meaningful programs to benefit both advantaged and disadvantaged students. There is a special need for programs to halt the cumulative deficit in the intelligence of disadvantaged Negro children. Finally, the Negro family and community should be studied by social scientists so that guidelines for change may be developed. Reactions to this paper are included. (NH)
Descriptors: Action Research, Attitude Change, Behavioral Science Research, Black Community, Black Education, Blacks, Civil Rights, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Educational Quality, Family Structure, Poverty, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, Research Needs, Social Change
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Note: Paper presented at Conf. on Social Change and the Role of Behavioral Scientists (Atlanta, Ga., May 4-6, 1966).