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Interactive Program to Reduce Racial Bias: K-3

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66148
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD041299
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Interactive Program to Reduce Racial Bias: K-3
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44HD041299-02
Award Amount: $749,997.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): This project will develop a comprehensive, interactive CD-ROM and Internet program to reduce racial bias among children in grades K-3. The development of racial bias occurs in early childhood and, if left unaddressed, has serious implications for the social development of children. Because biased racial attitudes are not yet firmly established in young children, elementary schools and parents still have an opportunity to correct these biases. Unfortunately, there is a lack of instructional programs designed to reduce racial bias that are based on empirically proven strategies. A Phase II comprehensive program for children in grades K-3 will be developed to address three factors that underpin racial bias: color bias, perceptual discrimination inadequacies, and inchoate knowledge of skin color difference. The program will combine empirically proven instructional design principles with interactive multimedia technology to create a personalized learning experience that will reduce basic color bias, teach perceptual discrimination skills, and improve knowledge of the origins and meaning of skin color difference. The program will incorporate computer-based assessment with tailored remediation to ensure content mastery. Furthermore, a manual for teachers and parents will be developed. The efficacy of the program will be evaluated in a randomized trial.

Principal Investigator:

Khaya D. Clark
5413427227
BBRITZ@ORCASINC.COM

Business Contact:

Dennis Ary
5413427227
DARY@ORCASINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCI 1839 GARDEN AVE EUGENE, OR 97403

EIN/Tax ID: 931093461
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No