NEIGHBORS IN ACTION by Rachel D. DuBois

NEIGHBORS IN ACTION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A report to teachers and parents on a sociological experiment with Junior High students in New York City to promote cultural democracy and tolerance through understanding and recognition given to the many minority groups making up the American whole. These aims were accomplished with outstanding success by a series of Parrandas, arranged through the joint cooperation of parents and teachers, whereby the children learned the different ethnic customs of the participating families under relaxed party conditions- thus, part of a dinner would be served at a Puerto Rican home with traditional dishes, etc., and would be followed by deert in an Irish or perhaps Jewish home. The book contains a complete guide for the institution of similar projects in other communities, including a plan for the training of leaders, suggested group games and bibliographies for reading material on various cultural groups. A sound carefully planned book for the creative guidance of parents and teachers in any community.

Pub Date: July 5th, 1950
Publisher: Harper