A Class Divided

United States, 1985

Film
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Jane Elliott divided her classroom into blue-eyed and brown-eyed children to teach them the degrading effects of discrimination. “A Class Divided” shows the result of her teaching on the adults who took her class as children in the 1960’s. Her teaching method was so successful that it has been used as a basis for training workshops on racism within the US prison system, and is used by business companies to expose racist attitudes amongst employees and employers. Elliott herself says that the “necessity for this exercise is a crime. But I think this exercise ought to be taught by every teacher.”

Credits

producer/director

William Peters

production company

WGBH Educational Foundation

Language

English

Duration

00:52:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37356

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism

People → Elliot, Jane

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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