ERIC Number: ED182358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Nature and Structure of Local Work for Racial Equality; A Paper for Discussion.
Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
The history and current nature of local race relations work in Britain are reviewed in this paper. The development from voluntary local committees in the 1950s through the establishment of the national Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) in 1976 is traced. It is shown that the functions of local work have changed from those of information, education, and welfare, to the assessment of the racial equality needs of the area, effective development of community groups and minority organizations, public education, organization of community projects, and individual casework. Resulting changes in the duties of community relations officers are pointed out. The strengths and weaknesses of the present structure of the community relations councils are discussed. The relationships between the CRE and the local councils, including the CRE's influence on the local councils, are examined. Several models for a revised structure for local race relations work are outlined. (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)