ERIC Number: ED382386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
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Multicultural Education: Raising Cultural Awareness and Reducing Prejudice among a Middle School Population.
Bernier, Christopher S.
Two strategies were tried to address the need for a multicultural education program to increase cultural awareness and reduce prejudice among a target population of 1,500 students in a middle school setting that was 84 percent white. One strategy included human relations training of 50 students, who formed a Cultural Awareness Group within the target population. The second strategy was the creation and introduction of a multicultural curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Middle School Program for Advisement, Counseling, and Teaming (IMPACT) classes. All program objectives were met, with the target group's cultural awareness increased and their prejudice decreased. Appendices include a 12-session IMPACT curriculum, a school needs assessment, statistical information relating to the objectives, and copies of various memos necessary for the successful completion of the project. (Author/DR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners
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