ERIC Number: ED377255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Anti-Bias and Conflict Resolution Curricula: Theory and Practice. ERIC/CUE Digest No. 97.
This report is based on information obtained from a survey conducted by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education and provides a brief overview of the different programmatic approaches to bias reduction and violence prevention. The characteristics of the projects are discussed in terms of their underlying philosophy, the issues covered, training methods used, and the targeted populations. It explains that different philosophies drive these projects, and that, although most training programs deal with all the issues--prejudice, bias, conflict resolution, discrimination reduction, and violence prevention--the emphasis placed on any one issue can greatly vary from program to program. Training methods also vary among programs from interaction between trainer and trainees to sole reliance on scripted programs. Important points in selecting a particular project are to understand that a project's underlying philosophy will significantly influence the target population being trained and that the service packages of the various projects differ as much as their programs do. To make the right match between program and target audience, therefore, it is important to gain as much detailed information as possible about every aspect of the project. (Contains 4 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Conflict Resolution, Directories, Educational Methods, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Minority Groups, Prevention, Profiles, Program Content, Program Design, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Secondary School Students, Selection, Violence
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.