ERIC Number: ED346186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
New Faces in Our Schools: Student-Generated Solutions to Ethnic Conflict.
Jorgensen, Karen; Brown, Cynthia Stokes
This curriculum guide for secondary school teachers addresses issues causing interethnic tension and conflict, highlights them through dialogue, and is designed to help students understand the origins of their attitudes toward other groups. An introductory section ("Notes to the Teacher") describes the need for the curriculum, explains the approach based on the perspectives of the students themselves, lists central concepts, discusses teacher attitudes, and offers a handout planner. Part 1 of the curriculum ("Who Are the New Immigrants and Refugees?") explores migration, refugees, place of origin, U.S. history and policy, geography, and the "push factor." Part 2 ("How Do Refugees Adjust to Life in a Receiving Community?") shows how teachers can help students analyze demographics, locate ethnic communities, discuss stereotyping and discrimination, understand group responses, and develop ideas for increasing communication and decreasing tension. Part 3 ("How Does Our School Face the New Refugee Challenge?") explores the school community, problem solving, and oral history gathering. Each activity in Part 3 is described in a focus sheet detailing the rationale, objectives, and evaluation. The following three essays are appended: (1) "The Newest Immigrants" (J. Bentley); (2) "The Immigration Act of 1990" (P. Gillett); and (3) "Refugees in the World Today: Main Characteristics and Outlook for the Future" (M. Moussalli). Also appended are a list of additional teaching resources, a 23-item glossary, and 32 student materials (handouts, homework assignment forms, figures, tables, informative synopses, and brief story outlines). (JB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution, Culture Conflict, Curriculum Guides, Ethnic Discrimination, Ethnic Relations, Immigrants, Problem Solving, Refugees, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Students, Social Integration, Student Reaction, Teaching Guides
San Francisco Study Center, 1095 Market Street, Room 602, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, CA.