ERIC Number: ED183833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-25
Reference Count: N/A
Military Curricula for Vocational & Technical Education. Social Problems of Police Administration, 14-2.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; Air Force School of Applied Aerospace Sciences, Lakeland AFB, TX.
Both teacher and student materials are included in this guide for a postsecondary course intended to provide training in the psychological aspects of confrontation, disturbance, or disorder. One of a number of military-developed curriculum packages selected for adaptation to vocational instruction and curriculum development in a civilian setting, the course consists of six lessons covering thirty-five hours of instruction. Subject matter for the course focuses on social science concepts, the psychology of crowds and mobs, the personal recognition of discrimination and prejudice, minority groups and their contributions to the United States, and analyzing reports. The plan of instruction, which suggests number of class hours to be devoted to each objective, is based on the following outline: Personal Perception (2 hours), Social Science Concepts and Theory (11 hours), Prejudice, Discrimination, and Minority Groups (8 hours), Crowds and Mobs (5 hours), After-Action Reports (3 hours), and Student Reports (6 hours). The course relies heavily on outside reading and individual activities. Lesson plans, behavioral objectives, textual material, and lists of additional readings are included along with suggested films and transparency sets (not included). Activities are directed at raising individual awareness of the social and psychological problems inherent in the imposition of authority on minority groups; correction and/or recognizing discrimination and prejudice on the part of individuals and the system; and developing strategies for handling these problems. It is noted that material is applicable to police training, teacher education, or supervisory courses. (MEK)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Behavioral Objectives, Course Descriptions, Cultural Traits, Curriculum Guides, Group Behavior, Labeling (of Persons), Law Enforcement, Learning Activities, Minority Groups, Organizations (Groups), Police Education, Postsecondary Education, Psychological Needs, Social Bias, Social Psychology, Vocational Education, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; Air Force School of Applied Aerospace Sciences, Lakeland AFB, TX.