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ERIC Number: EJ1085608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: EISSN-2073-7629
Sensitizing Children to the Social and Emotional Mechanisms Involved in Racism: A Program Evaluation
Triliva, Sofia; Anagnostopoulou, Tanya; Vleioras, Georgios
International Journal of Emotional Education, v6 n2 p3-20 Nov 2014
This paper describes and discusses the results of an intervention aiming to sensitize children to the social and emotional processes involved in racism. The intervention was applied and evaluated in 10 Greek elementary schools. The goals and the intervention methods of the program modules are briefly outlined and the results of the program evaluation are elaborated and discussed. Two-hundred students participated in the program and 180 took part in the pre-and-post-testing which assessed their ability to identify emotions associated with prejudice, discrimination and stereotypical thinking; to understand similarities and differences between people; and to develop perspective taking and empathic skills in relation to diverse others. Results indicate gains in all three areas of assessment although the increased ability to identify similarities between people can also be attributed to age/grade effects. The implications of the findings are discussed with regard to antiracism intervention methods and evaluation strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece