ERIC Number: ED157179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Checklist: Rate Your School for Racism and Sexism.
Racism and Sexism Resource Center for Educators, New York, NY.
Through the use of these checklists, participants increase their awareness of racism and sexism in their schools and clarify what they would like to change. The checklists are designed to be administered by a trainer to a group of participants. The trainer first gathers information concerning racial characteristics of the community, degree of integration of the schools, and number and type of district employees of each race and sex. After presenting this information to the participants, the trainer administers the checklists. Both checklists are divided into sections concerning community, school board, administration, teachers, guidance, students, and curriculum. As a supplement to the checklist, examples of institutional racism in education are cited, including biased curricula, culturally-biased IQ tests, tracking, incorrect classification of students as mentally retarded, inequitable school financing, unfair discipline measures, poor teacher expectations and attitudes, and exclusionary hiring procedures. Examples of sexism in education include biased textbooks, unequal teacher expectations, and institutional channeling. (Author/JM)
Racism/Sexism Resource Center for Educators, 1841 Broadway, Room 300, New York, New York 10023 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Racism and Sexism Resource Center for Educators, New York, NY.