ERIC Number: ED189206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Ethnic Studies - No! Multicultural Education - Yes!
Ethnic studies programs, initiated in the recent past, have begun to wane in popularity. There are a number of possible explanations for this phenomenon. Ethnic studies programs have encountered the following stumbling blocks when implemented: (1) inadequate teacher preparation and commitment; (2) fragmented integration with other curriculum areas; (3) unresolved debate about content, grade levels and student populations who should participate in such courses of study; and (4) lack of community support. True multicultural education can resolve these difficulties. Multicultural programs are uncompartmentalized, diffusing across curriculum areas. They can and should be for all students at every grade level. They compare and contrast all people across all racial and ethnic lines. Teachers and the community can be encouraged to fully participate in multicultural education through a strong commitment on the part of school administrative bodies. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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