ERIC Number: ED074417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Cultural Counseling: Bridge Between Desegregation and Integration. A Study Relative to Group Counseling and its Impact on Students and Faculty.
Brown, Leander A.; And Others
For the past several years, much emphasis has been placed on open enrollment plans involving bussing that enable black and white students to attend schools together. The Laboratory School of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls has been involved in such a program since 1968. As the project developed, the potential for very serious problems relating to racial tension and student frustration became evident. To approach these problems and to promote more openness and understanding between students from different communities and differing cultural backgrounds, cross-cultural group counseling sessions were developed. The groups during the past two years have consisted of combined 7th and 8th graders and combined 9th through 12th graders. Due to administrative support, student requests, and observed behavior change, a similar grouping of students will be employed during the 1972-73 academic year. Counselor observations of the program are examined, and student and faculty questionnaires and analyses of them are also included in this paper. (Author)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Youth, Blacks, Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Cultural Interrelationships, Group Counseling, Program Descriptions, Racial Attitudes, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, Secondary School Students, Social Integration, White Students, Whites
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Malcolm Price Lab. School.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention (San Diego, California, February 9-12, 1973)