ERIC Number: ED433400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Working with School Systems: Educational Outreach and Action Guide.
Wingfield, Marvin; Salam, Shereen
This guide explains how individuals and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) chapters can work with school systems to reduce discrimination against students of Arab background and to educate teachers and other students about the cultures of the Middle East. Arab Americans can make a difference in the school systems by personal involvement in the schools and by providing teachers with the many excellent teaching materials that have been developed in recent years. The first step, and key to success, is to identify and develop relationships with interested, sympathetic, and committed people in the school system. Efforts can focus on the curriculum, the evaluation of textbooks for accurate and unbiased information about Arabs, and the education of teachers. The relationships of Arab Americans with the schools must be guided by a commitment to educational excellence. An appendix contains a sample letter to school officials asking to schedule a meeting about the concerns of ADC members. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, Washington, DC.
Note: Part of ADC's "Reaching the Teachers" campaign. Introduction by Albert Mokhiber, President.