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Chapter 12: Race Relations in High School
Race Relations in High School
Schools can contribute to prejudice prevention by implementing policies and practices that create a climate in which racial stereotyping and prejudiced behavior does not occur and interracial cooperation and friendship are encouraged. Careful attention to the curriculum and to students' extracurricular activities is necessary if the favorable conditions required for racial harmony are to be established.
The vast majority of research on intergroup relations in schools is now 15 to 20 years old and focuses mostly on improving relations between Whites and Blacks (Schofield, 1995). This research gap is particularly true with regard to identifying successful interventions (Bigler, 1999). We do know that racial intolerance exists in schools and that much racial intolerance is a carryover of ...