ERIC Number: ED064183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Fourth National NEA/PR&R Conference on Civil and Human Rights in Education.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Commission on Professional Rights and Responsibilities.
The fourth conference dedicated itself to the topic "The Treatment of Minorities in Textbooks," intending to give educators, publishers, civil rights leaders, and government officials an unbiased understanding of textbook problems. Participants learned from each other and gained insight into differing points of view, stimulating cooperative team action and improving human relations. Contents include: 1) Conference resolutions urging utilization of textbooks which treat all groups fairly and accurately, enhance multi-cultural education, and recognize contributions of minority groups; 2) Selection criteria for textbooks; 3) The keynote address suggesting ways in which learning materials can contribute toward the development of democratic behavior in human relations; 4) Panel discussions on the roles of educators and agencies in providing multi ethnic teaching materials; 5) Three summarized addresses on the findings of hearings; reasons why most textbooks have not been reality oriented; and on publisher's problems and aspirations; and, 6) Work shop reports on various topics. Follow up activities of the conference continue, resulting in multi ethnic publications, news, special teacher programs, and state activities. Related document is ED 019 351. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Conference Reports, Ethnic Groups, Human Relations, Instructional Materials, Multicultural Textbooks, Social Studies, Textbook Bias, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Textbook Standards
Publications Sales Section, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($.50)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Commission on Professional Rights and Responsibilities.