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.

Teacher Roles in Prejudice Reduction

Teacher roles in prejudice reduction

Given the increasing regularity with which acts of racism, including violent hate crimes, are being committed by persons under 20, the opportunity for early intervention is clearly best made available in our schools and classrooms. Teachers are uniquely positioned to facilitate the prosocial development of their students and thereby reduce the likelihood that they will become adults who are prejudiced and intolerant of others who are different. This chapter will outline and discuss several techniques that teachers can use in their efforts to prevent or reduce prejudice in students. In the first section, we discuss the invitational method proposed by Haberman (1994) that is intended to facilitate teachers' self-awareness with regard to their own prejudice. As ...

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