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The Second Edition of Preventing Prejudice: A Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents has been completely revised and expanded to provide the most up-to-date and extensive coverage of prejudice and racism available. The new edition of this bestselling text presents a comprehensive overview of these topics and also includes practical tools for combating prejudice development in children, adolescents, and adults.
Chapter 11: Race Relations in Elementary and Middle Schools
Race Relations in Elementary and Middle Schools
Prejudice prevention in the schools is especially important because it is at this stage of life that youth and adolescents first learn to depend on their cognitive capabilities and are more comfortable with abstract reasoning. It is also at this stage that psychosocial tasks, such as peer affiliation, become more important.
Pedersen (2003) combines the intervention agenda with a training and education model. School students may be more attracted to the educational approach of “learning” about prejudice and prejudice prevention than to the medical model of “treatment.” It is also important to focus on training for prejudice prevention that includes the faculty and staff, administrators, family, and community so that the whole context ...