ERIC Number: ED169163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Training Model for Improving Interracial Relations. Final Report.
Harrison, Daphne D.; Murray, Saundra R.
The research described and evaluated in this report tests a model for intervention strategies to reduce the impact of racism on blacks in a university setting. The basic assumptions of the model discussed are that institutional racism is systematic and must be attacked through systems intervention by trained people, and that individual, group and intergroup skills development as well as commitment of top level administration are required. The model is evaluated in terms of its ability to reduce the racist attitudes and behaviors of participants and to allow participants to effectively intervene in the system. Measurement in these areas includes a charting of Action Research Group effectiveness, examination of participant behavior in all stages, and comparison of participants' attitudes (pre and post training) on racism and relevant issues. The evaluation generally indicates that the model is minimally effective in reducing the impact of institutional racism. However, it is pointed out that some efforts in the desired direction were made. These include the Bridge Program, the Affirmative Action Planning Committee, and the recruitment of minority graduate students. Appendices include a compilation of training activities and strategies, data collected during the course of the research, questionnaires dealing with minority concerns, a market availability analysis, a training evaluation instrument, and an interpersonal skills scale. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., Baltimore. Dept. of African-American Studies.
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