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ERIC Number: ED374181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-4
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Leaders for Tomorrow--Today: Confronting Prejudice in Schools.
Miserandino, Anthony
This article addresses the problems of racism, prejudice, and bigotry and how they restrain academic achievement in minority students and the need for leadership to confront and reverse these effects. Politics (suburban/urban differences in funding), technology (computer gap), and family income are three factors that impact differentially upon the nature of prejudice as experienced in today's schools. A strategy is presented for dealing with prejudice in the classroom and school life that takes into account these larger social factors. The various stages of this strategy are examined starting with the need for an analysis of the situation, acceptance by the school community of the data once it reaches the public, creation of a strategic plan of action based on this data, coordination of a response, and the institutionalization of that response. The issues of racism and prejudice have never been greater and that the school, which is a powerful factor for realigning social forces in the community, needs to be a place where ideas of social, ethnic, and racial integration can be realized. An appendix lists sample goals of a strategic plan. (Contains 27 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A