ERIC Number: ED081862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Camp Skylake Fourth Quarter Desegregation Course, Summer 1971. Research and Development Report, Volume VI, Number 27, Summer 1973.
Smith, Kathleen; And Others
During the summer of 1971, the Administration of Atlanta Public Schools used Emergency School Assistance Program funds to utilize a summer camp as a living-working community which would be an integral part of a four-week fourth quarter, problem-solving course dealing with desegregation problems. The objective of this group was to serve as a model in clarifying problems incident to school desegregation which had been identified in the respective local school communities. Development of solutions and implementation of methods for attacking these problems in a constructive manner was needed. Attitudes, situations, and problems were examined while the pupils were learning leadership techniques to effect solutions to problems. Many of the pupils came into a close relationship with people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds for the first time in their lives. In this situation they assisted one another in developing methods of solving the problems common to the school system, as well as the problems that addressed themselves only to a particular school. At the same time, the individual school group built a team to go back to its school and help train other people, as well as to implement solutions to the problems in its local school community. Not only did the camp environment provide an informal, pressure-free situation, it enhanced the opportunity for growth by mixing experiences and backgrounds of all those who participated in the program. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Emergency School Aid Act 1972