ERIC Number: ED131171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-7
Reference Count: 0
The Minorities are Coming. Transcript for Program Scheduled for Broadcast for the Week of June 7, 1976. Program No. 32.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
Various issues affecting minorities and their education are addressed in the transcripts of this broadcast program. The first speaker focuses on the problems involved in court ordered desegregation, which often includes busing. Among the causes for some of the racial tension surrounding desegregation are the increased enrollment of minorities in public schools and social class variables. Another issue discussed is the social relations that teachers and students engage in. Here, interactions are referred to as "games," the regularly recurring patterns of relationships in classrooms. The impact of disruptive students in school is the next topic discussed. The next speaker notes that minority students are often caught in a downward spiral of futility, which begins with an awareness of rejection. In order for this spiral to be reversed, high school personnel need to be aware of the roots of the problem, as well as to know something about cultural differences. The next speaker comments on the American class system, noting that is is social class, not just racism, that is a major factor in the failure of desegregation. The last two speakers are high school students in Buffalo, New York, who discuss how integration works in their schools. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Educational Problems, Educational Radio, Minority Group Children, Minority Groups, Programing (Broadcast), Racial Factors, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, School Desegregation, Social Integration, Socioeconomic Status, Student Teacher Relationship, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.