ERIC Number: ED199127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies. Multicultural Nonsexist Education in Iowa Schools.
Anderson, Tom; Barta, Sheryl
This pamphlet contains resources intended to aid local curriculum committees who are developing and implementing the social studies component of their school's multicultural, nonsexist education plan. Although written for use by Iowa educators, the pamphlet can easily be used by educators in other states. The pamphlet is comprised of various sections. The opening section contains definitions. A second section discusses rationale and philosophy. It is important that all students see themselves positively reflected in their curriculum regardless of their sex, race, cultural background, or disability. It is equally important that students see the contributions and perspectives of the disabled, other races and cultural groups, as well as the opposite sex, reflected in their school curriculum. Another section outlines the law in Iowa regarding multicultural, nonsexist education. Goals and objectives are outlined in a fourth section. School districts in Iowa are currently being asked to review their curriculum programs to determine the degree to which they are consistent with the basic concepts of multicultural, nonsexist education. A checklist, which is intended as a general guide to use when looking at the K-12 social studies curriculum, is included in the pamphlet. One section contains a selective annotated listing of teacher resource materials including background readings and bibliographies of classroom materials. The pamphlet concludes with an annotated listing of organizations which may provide assistance, ideas, and information on resources to school districts that are striving to implement a multicultural, nonsexist social studies program. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Check Lists, Curriculum Evaluation, Definitions, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Objectives, Organizations (Groups), Resource Materials, Sex Fairness, Social Studies, State Legislation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Note: Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to blurring of ink throughout original document.