ERIC Number: ED115640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Toward Understanding: Human Relations in Maryland Schools.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This report concerns efforts of the Maryland State Department of Education to improve black-white relations throughout the school system. It describes a special staff within the Department of Education whose concerns include institutes and workshops on human relations; recruitment, hiring, and promotion; resolution of intergroup problems; and evaluation of courses, materials, and training programs. It also describes a Human Relations Council, established in May 1973, to promote self-respect and respect for others in students and encourage acceptance of different ethnic and racial groups. The bulk of the document consists of excerpts from taped interviews conducted by a private consultant for the Maryland Board of Education, in which students, teachers, parents, and administrators talked about their views of each other and offered suggestions on what could be done to improve race relations. The excerpts are short quotations which reflect a range of views from hostility and fear to respect and trust, from optimism to pessimism. A questionnaire at the end of the document is intended to generate feedback on this way of presenting information on human relations. (CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.