ERIC Number: ED152909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Strategies and Techniques Educators Can Use to Help Combat Institutional Racism.
Sedlacek, William E.
The approach used in two different public school systems to change white attitudes was discussed and evaluated at two conferences for public school educators in Maryland. One program discussed was conducted for a large suburban system with more than 160,000 students enrolled. The system had had many racial incidents over the years and was expecting a court ordered school desegregation plan to go into effect. The second school system discussed was a rural system with 17,000 students. It was just beginning to enroll blacks as the city's suburbs pushed outward. The model used in both these school systems consists of six stages. Stages in the model cover the following topics: (1) cultural and racial differences, (2) racism and how it operates, (3) examination of racial attitudes, (4) source of racial attitudes, (5) what can be done about behavior, and (6) behavior change. The importance of using black and white consultants or group leaders is discussed. The key to the whole model is that it is geared to results rather than intentions. Also, it focuses on long term outcomes. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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