ERIC Number: ED131140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Intergroup and Minority Relations. An Experiential Handbook.
Fromkin, Howard L., Ed.; Sherwood, John J., Ed.
This book reports some creative efforts and procedures to help members of different groups expand their perspectives of themselves and of other persons, and explore more fully their choice for action. While the book's focus is often on blacks, its intention is much broader in the area of minority relations. The specific experiments, experiences, and activities are stated to be designed to increase a person's understanding of the essential characteristics of persistent conflict between groups: ethnocentrism, the misplacement of one's own problems onto others as if they arouse from the other group's inadequacies, denial of access to desired resources or opportunities, and disproportionate distribution of power. The book is organized into four major sections. One workshop design section contains nine descriptions of experience-based programs with a variety of objectives. A section on structured experiences contains 19 activities that are, in general, intended to expand the participants' awareness of their own ideas and behavior. A section on instrumentation contains four paper and pencil devices useful in both training and evaluation. A last section on resources contains references to films, tapes, and training packages. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Black Attitudes, Group Experience, Guides, Human Relations, Intergroup Education, Intergroup Relations, Minority Groups, Program Development, Racial Attitudes, Role Perception, Social Attitudes, Social Experience, Workshops
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Publication Type: Books
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