ERIC Number: ED222624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Eliminating Racism in Educational Settings.
Sedlacek, William E.; Brooks, Glenwood C., Jr.
The Cultural Study Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, has developed an approach for eliminating racism in white-oriented educational institutions by changing the attitudes and behaviors of those who control the system. The model is designed to be implemented as a conference consisting of six stages, each with its own particular issues, that consultants and conference participants are to explore in developmental sequence. The stages involve: (1) exploring cultural and racial differences; (2) understanding how racism operates; (3) examining racial attitudes; (4) identifying sources of racial attitudes; (5) exploring what kinds of behavior and attitude changes might be made; and (6) determining how these changes can be achieved. Application of the model in two separate conferences for administrators of a large urban school system and a small rural school system resulted in mixed outcomes. Some participants were eager to learn and change, while others remained uninterested and uninvolved. Many participants felt uneasy about the conference content. At the end of the conference, several participants expressed interest in increasing efforts to understand racism. The ultimate test of conference success, however, will be its effects in the long run. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias
Not available separately; see UD 022 565.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper originally given at the Annual Community-Clinical Workshop (6th, Lanham, MD, November 4-6, 1976).