ERIC Number: ED423353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Looking for America, Volume II. Seven Schools Experimenting with Intergroup Relations.
Pompa, Delia; Reilly, Michael
In 1992, the National Coalition of Advocates for Students received a grant to support a national project to examine social relationships between immigrant students and children of established residents. This book documents activities from the Looking for America project at seven diverse U.S. public schools and offers conclusions and recommendations to guide those undertaking similar efforts in other schools. The experiences of these 7 urban schools (4 high schools, 1 elementary school, and 2 middle schools), opinions of their students, and responses of 182 staff members were used to distill the following action steps for change: (1) create a climate for change; (2) establish an intergroup relations team; (3) develop a school profile; (4) make an inventory of resources; (5) involve the community; and (6) make a plan. Case studies of each of the project schools explore the intergroup relations activities in each. Four appendixes discuss study methodology and intergroup relations, describe 12 resource organizations, and describe the National Coalition of Advocates for Students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, High Schools, Immigrants, Intergroup Relations, Minority Groups, Public Schools, Urban Schools
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, 100 Boylston Street, Suite 737, Boston, MA 02116; toll-free telephone: 800-809-6227; e-mail: NCASMFE@aol.com; World Wide Web: http://www.ncas1.org ($16.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA.
Note: For Volume I, see ED 381 589.