ERIC Number: ED061370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Equal Educational Opportunity Workshop for Human Rights Workers at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Human Rights Workers, Seattle, Washington, October 3-7, 1971. Special Report.
NCRIEEO Newsletter, v3 n1 February 1972
The Equal Educational Opportunity Workshop for Human Rights Workers focused on the theme "Equal Educational Opportunity--What Does It Mean to the Human Rights Worker? A Deep Examination of Professional Commitment." Most school systems and educational institutions have human rights specialists devoting staff time and resources to race and culture-related problems; yet progress towards equal educational opportunity is slow. Professionals at this workshop examined the progress and the necessary commitment of the professional human rights worker in the desegregation program setting. Several general sessions were held, and following them were simultaneous small group workshop sessions. This report contains excerpts from the small group workshops and covers topics such as: (1) strengthening personal skills in recognizing culturally based bias impediments to optimum professional function in desegregation programs; (2) an exploration of major intergroup relations issues in desegregation programs and related problems in personal interaction; (3) cultural shock as it occurs in situations of enforced inter-cultural intimacy at the initiation of school desegregation; and, (4) an informal psycho-social assessment of various school desegregation techniques. Many of the speeches presented at the workshop are reprinted here. (SB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Compensatory Education, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Isolation, Culture Conflict, Educational Programs, Equal Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, Racial Segregation, Racially Balanced Schools, Remedial Instruction, School Desegregation, School Segregation, Social Differences, Social Discrimination, Tokenism
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Research and Information on Equal Educational Opportunity.