ERIC Number: ED150235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Prejudice and Ethnocentrism; A Curriculum and Resource Manual for Elementary School Teachers.
This manual was prepared to assist teachers in educating students on the nature of prejudice and ethnocentrism and how to deal with both of them. By focusing on the interrelated themes of self, similarities and differences, and coping with differences, the problem of prejudice is approached. The material on self is devoted to increasing students' self-awareness, self-recognition, and relationship to the larger society. The material on similarities and differences is devoted to pointing out the variety and vitality of a pluralistic society, and encouraging pride in students' own ethnic identity. Ways to cope with differences are addressed in the context of lifetime experiences in an ethnically varied society. This manual is divided into 5 modules, each addressing a specific aspect of one of these themes. Each module contains a variety of activities designed to increase students' awareness and understanding of prejudice. Then students are encouraged to think through the experiences presented and arrive at solutions to complex problems. The majority of the activities included are recommended for the upper elementary grades (4 through 8). The general approach, however, as well as a small number of the activities described are also appropriate for the primary grades. An evaluation form, annotated bibliography, and an essay on teaching children not to hate are appended to the manual. (GC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of Education, Chicago. Urban and Ethnic Education Section.; Illinois Univ., Chicago Circle. Dept. of Policy Studies.
Note: For related documents, see UD 017 926-929