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ERIC Number: EJ1009788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Teaching Tolerance with Mix It Up!: Student Reactions to an Unusual Lunch Period
Kindzierski, Corinne M.; Leavitt-Noble, Kimberly; Dutt-Doner, Karen; Marable, Michele A.; Wallace, Nancy
Childhood Education, v89 n1 p15-18 2013
Programs have been developed to eliminate social boundaries among school children, and thereby promote cohesive classroom environments. One example of such a program is Mix It Up at Lunch Day, which is a simple call to action that asks students to take a new seat in the cafeteria. By taking a risk for one day, students can cross the lines of division in a safe, controlled environment, meet new people, and help build an inclusive and welcoming school community. Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, developed the concept in 2002. The available research shows that Mix It Up programming works. This article describes a study the authors conducted that investigated the impact of two Mix It Up activities in an elementary school. It found that the program can have positive outcomes for students if it is carefully and thoughtfully implemented. With the information collected from this study, the authors suggest that teachers incorporate social skills into the daily curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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