ERIC Number: ED073180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-10
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Development of the Fort Benning Dependents' Schools Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Guide and Human Relations Workshop; Post-Workshop Evaluation.
Fort Benning Dependents' Schools, GA.
Since the Korean War and the integration of all ethnic groups in the Army, the Fort Benning Dependents' Schools have served the educational needs of the sons and daughters of culturally different families living on the post. A letter from the Department of the Army on April 22, 1970 expressed the desires of the department to make greater efforts to implement multi-ethnic education and the training of teachers to provide it in all of the dependent school systems. The Assistant Superintendent found personnel in the schools with great interest and a desire to work with him on a multi-ethnic curriculum guide. A committee was formed comprising two teachers from each school. The principals were also invited to attend the committee meetings and to invite community members. It was decided to include in the guide ethnic groups that are most frequently represented in the schools. Each school would select an ethnic group to study. The guide would help in the teaching of culturally different students by providing cultural and historical information about minority groups in an effort to begin to give the teacher a starting base that could be used in assimilating the material into the curriculum. By doing this, the guide would break down stereotypes and help teachers, students, and parents to learn to appreciate culturally and ethnically different people. [Reproduced from the best available copy.] (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Fort Benning Dependents' Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia