ERIC Number: ED437485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Intergroup Relations among Youth: Summary of a Research Workshop.
Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Children, Youth, and Families.
This report summarizes the discussions at a workshop convened by the Forum on Adolescence of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families. The goal of the workshop was to provide an opportunity to learn about the work and preliminary findings of 16 projects and to review the knowledge base on the effectiveness of interventions designed to promote peaceful, respectful relations among youth of different ethnic groups. The report summarizes presentations at the workshop, reflecting the views and statements of those attending. Topics are grouped into these chapters: (1) "Improving Intergroup Relations among Youth"; (2) "This Rich and Growing Diversity"; (3) "The Meaning of Positive Intergroup Relations"; (4) "Youth and Identity Formation"; (5) "Schools and Their Influence"; (6) "The Power of Teachers"; (7) "Curricula as Tools"; (8) "School-Based Extracurricular Activities"; (9) "Peer Influence"; (10) "At Home: Parents and Their Influence"; (11) "In the Community"; (12) "The Role of Media and Technology"; and (13) "Toward a New Research Agenda: The Challenges." Two appendixes contain project descriptions and the workshop agenda. (Contains 25 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Intergroup Relations, Program Descriptions, Racial Identification, Research Utilization, Urban Youth, Workshops
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Children, Youth, and Families.