ERIC Number: ED098271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation/Integration: Planning for School Change. A Training Program for Intergroup Educators.
Smith, Kathleen, Ed.
Western Regional School Desegregation Projects, University of California at Riverside, along with Community Resources Limited, designed and conducted a program to advance our information, knowledge, and ability to plan school desegregation processes. Its purpose was to help narrow the time lag between local politically or court-mandated desegregation--physical mixing of races--and school integration--positive interracial relations and academic achievement in racially mixed classrooms. The method chosen was to train people who were planning school desegregation in California and other parts of the Southwest to act as school change agents. This meant they learned to direct workers in local schools and communities so as to promote school desegregation and integration and to improve interracial relations. The content of the training program was to include nine topics: the state of school desegregation, racism in American schools, the social and political structure of American schools and of the educational profession, alternative programs to support integration, theory and practice of making change in schools, coping with resistence, building support systems for consultants or change agents, and funding sources and other resources. A variety of instructional procedures were utilized to provide guidance, information, and experience in each area. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Desegregation, Curriculum Development, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Racial Integration, School Desegregation
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California