ERIC Number: ED306705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: 0
Confronting Racism in the Schools.
Hart, Thomas E.; Lumsden, Linda
OSSC Bulletin, v32 n9 May 1989
Because of the increasing ethnic diversity of schools today, accompanied by a rash of racial incidents, some schools are seeking to promote ethnic understanding and appreciation. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the ethnic changes in the nation's schools. Chapter 2 presents information about ethnic interactions in the schools and focuses attention on how students' and staff members' preconceptions of other ethnic groups influence the social environment of the schools. Chapter 3 highlights some effective approaches to generate cultural appreciation. The final chapter recommends steps that schools can take to alleviate racial tensions through a proactive approach to generating multicultural understanding. Addresses of 11 resource agencies are appended and 22 references and eight interviewees are listed. (SI)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Relations, Intercultural Communication, Public Schools, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Racial Distribution, Racial Factors, Racial Relations, Social Environment
Publications, Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($5.00 prepaid; $2.00 postage and handling on billed orders).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.