ERIC Number: ED124529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-6
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Implementing a Viable Intergroup Education Program in the Denver Public Schools.
Dennis, Evie G.
This practicum assumed the responsibility of developing and implementing inservice training for personnel in the Denver Public Schools, as required by a federal district court decree. Emphasis of the inservice training was intended to improve skills in interpersonal communications with pupils, parents, community members, and other school personnel so that student alienation would be reduced. Teachers were provided skills in diagnosing classroom tension and problems and in designing action plans to resolve them. At least five hours of inservice training were received by most personnel. Some school staffs planned additional inservice activities beyond the required five hours. Assistance in planning and conducting inservice activities was provided through five specially trained teachers who served as inservice facilitators. Several other Denver school employees also were utilized as consultants and conducted many inservice sessions. Selected teacher-leaders were involved in special training sessions in order to gain skills in working with their respective building level programs. A guide was prepared to aid in developing and implementing these programs. The entire human relations program was under the direction of the Community Specialist and Staff Orientation and Training Specialist. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Human Relations Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Intergroup Relations, Interpersonal Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Professional Training, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Personnel, Student Alienation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)