ERIC Number: ED034837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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Pilot Study: Unit on White Racism.
Hurwitz, Alan; Snook, Valerie
This report is an attempt to explore approaches in which white people examine their own racism, understand its nature and its consequences, and then plan self-directed changes in the direction of increasingly anti-racist behavior. In the pilot study described and evaluated in the report, three general purposes indicated were: assisting participants develop greater knowledge and changes in attitudes and behaviors so they could become increasingly effective in overcoming racism -- primarily their own racism; training the staff of the Michigan-Ohio Regional Educational Laboratory (MOREL) in ways of conducting antiracism programs; and, providing the data needed to plan and initiate effective development programs for combating white racism. Reportedly, lack of sufficient time prevented MOREL staff from conducting complete analyses of the evaluation findings. However, some ideas generated during the pilot study period itself are incorporated in two sections: Recommended Alternative Programs for Overcoming White Racism, and Recommended Techniques for Developing Sensitivity to Racism on the Part of White People. Pilot study agendas, evaluation forms, questionnaires, newsletters, and proposals are appended. (RJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan-Ohio Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Detroit.