ERIC Number: ED260013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
How to Plan a Bias-Free Graduation Ceremony. Guidelines for Planners of Graduations, Continuations and Other School Ceremonies.
Schafer, Susan P.
In this four-page pamphlet suggestions are provided for conducting school ceremonies which are free of race, ethnic, sex, religious, or handicap bias. Race, ethnic, and sex fairness are addressed in the topics of choosing robe colors, line formation, seating order, listing of participants, choosing speakers, distributing diplomas, and choosing music selections. Issues related to potential handicap bias are considered under the headings of barrier free access and signing. Separate sections of the document contain answers to frequently asked questions regarding the graduation guidelines and choice of bias-free language. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Note: Pamphlet developed under a contract funded by Title IV, Section 403, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.