ERIC Number: ED086650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Leadership Training for Multicultural Understanding and Influencing Peer Behavior. A Case Study.
Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.
This experimental program is composed of a series of projects: the 1971-72 phase titled, "Leadership Training for Multicultural Understanding," and the 1973-74 phase, "Leadership Training to Influence Peer Behavior." Funding has come from HEW grants--Emergency School Assistance Program and the Emergency School Aid Act. The primary purpose of the projects is to train youth and adult leaders, or those with the potential to be leaders, to improve the quality of relationships between people, expand the tolerance for racial and cultural differences, and provide new approaches for anticipating, preventing, and solving problems of desegregation. The secondary purpose is the structuring of a laboratory-type experience for selected masters--level graduate students on leave from their public school posts. As Project Coordinators, they interpret theory, enhance and apply leadership skills in planning, programming, directing, coordinating, evaluating and reporting. This is accomplished under direct professional university supervision. The campus-based, laboratory-type seminars provide for 250 youth (grades 7-12) and 100 adult participants from the school system, selected community agencies and civic groups. Sixteen graduate students participate in this practice-centered, performance-based approach to multicultural learning. (Author/JA)
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Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.