ERIC Number: ED236253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Strategies for More Effective Integration.
Roberts, Gary J.
The central theme of the booklet is that integration does not just occur naturally as a result of merely placing students of different race or ethnic groups in the same school setting. It occurs by the special efforts of classroom teachers who encourage student friendship formations. The booklet contains a variety of teaching strategies which could help to maximize the formation of student friendship. These teaching strategies come from research literature and/or from a sample of classroom teachers whose classrooms have experienced high levels of integration. Brief summaries from over 20 research studies are provided and successful classroom teachers are quoted. Teachers can promote sound achievement and integration of minority students by: (1) exhibiting a warm, unprejudiced, accepting, and optimistic attitude to all students; (2) using informational methods that teach about other cultures and customs; (3) teaching directly social skills and rearranging groups or seating to encourage students to make contact with new students; and (4) structuring learning situations in more democratic ways, using cooperative group learning methods, involving students in a multitude of different tasks, and by encouraging parental involvement. (LH)
Descriptors: Classroom Desegregation, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Activities, Cultural Interrelationships, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Friendship, Multicultural Education, Peer Acceptance, Peer Relationship, Racial Attitudes, Racial Integration, Social Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Springfield Public Schools, MA.