ERIC Number: ED377612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Diversity Awareness through Community Service. Project SEED.
Allen, Marilyn; And Others
This paper briefly describes a collaborative project between a special school and a middle school to enhance disability awareness. The project brought 7th graders from the middle school and students from the special school together for combined learning activities and gave 7th graders an opportunity to volunteer help with individual students and become a special student's "buddy." The project was implemented as part of a 7th grade social studies unit on prejudice and discrimination and involved about 1 hour of student time per month as well as joint staff planning. The paper provides information on project adaptability, time required, materials/cost, and outcomes/evaluation. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Services, Consciousness Raising, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Friendship, Grade 7, Institutional Cooperation, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Social Discrimination, Social Integration, Social Studies, Special Schools, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Center for Educational Services.