ERIC Number: ED106396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: N/A
Closing the Ethnic Gap.
Vermont State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Montpelier.
In this report, the Vermont State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights argues that at all levels of the educational system in Vermont, there is need for increased awareness and sensitivity to the need for education on human relations. Educators must become aware of the importance of this need even though Vermont has a recial and ethnic minority of less than one-half of one percent. State Advisory Committee members who met with representatives of the State Department of Education left with the impression that the Department had good intentions, but no authority or funds to plan or implement programs in the area of human relations. Since 50 percent of Vermont's teachers are trained in Vermont colleges, there is obvious need for instruction in the area of human relations and minority groups. The Burlington branch of the NAACP is the only one of the three organizations interviewed by the State Committee that is actively working with schools on the need for multi-racial, multi-ethnic education. Committee members felt that the Vermont Educational Association was the only educational organization aware of the need for education in Vermont concerning human rights and minority groups. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont