ERIC Number: ED061537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Cross-Cultural Groups at Malcolm Price Laboratory School, University of Northern Iowa.
Brown, Leander A.; And Others
A brief history of the integration efforts of the school and the resulting interracial conflict is presented. From this background evolved the cross-cultural groups which are the focus of this paper. Essentially, discussion was used for exploring the issues which were identified as impediments to good relationships within the school; (1) too few black faculty and students; (2) the impact of "Tomism;" (3) geographic location of students' homes; (4) differing interests of black and white students; (5) the need for extra-school interracial contact; and (6) inhibitions, both social and parental, against interracial contact, especially dating. The results of a questionnaire, administered to 51 black and white students in the school, suggests the impact of the cross-cultural groups. While a number of negative aspects are revealed in the data, the authors focus on two positives: (1) the overwhelming enthusiasm of students to continue participating in the groups; and (2) principal and staff perceptions of an improved school environment. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois, March 26-29, 1972