ERIC Number: ED287952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
"Teacher, They Called Me a ...!" Prejudice and Discrimination in the Classroom.
Byrnes, Deborah A.
This handbook includes numerous activities to help teachers discuss prejudice and discrimination, and to help elementary students create an environment in which all people can develop to their full potential. Each activity aims to raise children's level of awareness, understanding, and tolerance of differences. In order to make this handbook relevant and timely, interviews were conducted with 101 children and 20 Utah teachers to determine which issues regarding prejudice might be of particular import. Findings from these interviews are discussed. Activities are organized into chapters corresponding to the following categories: (1) learning about prejudice; (2) disabilities; (3) race and ethnic differences; (4) appearance; (5) religion; (6) family and lifestyle; (7) gender; and (8) combatting prejudice and discrimination through books that can be read by children. Each chapter is divided into three sections. The first section discusses aspects of the particular prejudice. The second discusses what teachers can do, and the third describes individual classroom activities. A list of references is included. (PS)
Descriptors: Bias, Class Activities, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Family Characteristics, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Life Style, Racial Bias, Religious Differences, Sex Differences, Social Attitudes
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.; B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.