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ERIC Number: ED091482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-31
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ESAP Community Groups.
Savannah, Shirley
The Creative Learning Center, funded under the Emergency School Assistance Program, addressed three problems related to the Dallas school district's 1971-72 desegregation plan: (1) lack of opportunity for racial mixing; (2) racial stereotyping; (3) preconceived ideas causing suspicion and hostility when races do mix. The Center was a model of how high-quality racially-integrated education can be used to change racial attitudes of people in the community and to promote racial understanding and cooperation among different racial groups. Attitudes toward the different races were changed, and racial awareness was fostered through the following activities implemented in the program: film of the school shown to community, community visiting the Center, parent group meetings, staff home visits, parents' visits to the Center, the affective program--with parents, students and staff, and educational component--that involved detailed studies of the four racial groups at the Center, and conferences held with professionals about the emotional needs of the children. Over 6,000 people were reached by the film and approximately 200 people were involved in other activities of the program. Visitors could observe skillful minority teachers working cooperatively with nonminority teachers. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Creative Learning Center, Dallas, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Emergency School Aid Act 1972