ERIC Number: ED195630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Course Outlines to Ascertain Classroom Activities Designed to Meet the Needs of a Racially and Culturally Diverse Student Body.
Gadson, Melvin F.
This study was designed to determine the extent to which courses in the College of Education at Florida A & M University were modified to assure that concerns of desegregation and race relations were being addressed. Course outlines from 57 faculty members were reviewed and classroom activities were recorded to ascertain what devices professors used to promote understanding of racial groups, reveal patterns related to teacher training and working with racial groups, and to encourage the development of positive attitudes toward providing enriching intercultural experiences in students preparing to be teachers. The review indicated that efforts to improve race relations and promote desegregation have been among forefront activities within the College of Education. Professors were found to incorporate activities into their courses to promote racial understanding, address practical issues related to training teachers to work in desegregated schools, and promote the development of positive teacher attitudes toward a variety of racial groups. Continuing review of course outlines was recommended to ensure ongoing professorial commitment. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee. School of Education.