ERIC Number: ED101041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Effective Teaching in the Desegregated School. Fastbacks No. 32.
Bash, James H.
This book advocates that a teacher in a biracial setting examine his own attitudes toward members of other races so that he can develop satisfactory working relationships with them. Many stereotypes and distortions do disappear when black, red, brown, yellow, and white teachers--out of mutual concern for the education of all children--meet and discuss common problems. Having examined one's own beliefs, values, attitudes, and behaviors in a multiracial setting, and having proceeded to identify, examine, discuss, and discover new feelings about one's racial attitudes, the next important consideration is the teacher's relationship to his pupils in and out of the classroom. Effective teaching requires good teacher-pupil relationships. Teacher's attitudes toward their colleagues are extremely important in the day-to-day routine. In attempting to integrate a desegregated teaching situation, black and white teachers should continue to develop an attitude of acceptance of each other as professional colleagues. A professional commitment to teaching begins with the teacher's acceptance of his share of responsibility by striving to establish wholesome teacher-parent relationships through open, honest, frequent, and pleasant (if possible) communications with parents, to the end that the children he teaches will be the chief beneficiaries. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Desegregation Effects, Minority Group Children, Minority Group Teachers, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Education
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Box 789, 8th and Union Streets, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50, single copy; discounts on bulk orders)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.