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Conference of Educators Discusses Plans for Promoting Inter-racial Relationships

Programs for promoting inter-racial relationships in the schools and colleges were discussed by 250 educators yesterday at an all-day “institute on intercultural education,” sponsored by the Commission on Educational Organizations of the National Conference of Christians and Jews and held at the Biltmore Hotel.

It was brought out that few states have well established programs for inter-cultural education, and that the extent of such programs frequently depends on the geographical environment in which the educational institutions are located. The situation in the secondary schools is better than in the colleges and universities. Dr. Theodore Brameld of the University of Minnesota said. but he urged teachers’ colleges to expand their intercultural programs. This was also recommended by Dr. Frank E. Baker, president of the Wisconsin State Teachers College.