ERIC Number: ED200477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Multicultural Education for Practitioners.
Davis, Florence V.; Presseisen, Barbara Z.
This publication examines multicultural education providing a discussion of its historical background, guidelines for schools, and resources for teachers, community persons, and students. There are three chapters. Chapter one contains a history and overview of multicultural education. The concepts of assimilation, cultural pluralism, and separation are first discussed. The publication then examines recent developments to multicultural education including compensatory programs and minority studies. A working definition of multicultural education is provided. Multicultural education explores the contribution of various racial, cultural, and ethnic groups to life in the United States in an effort to promote understanding among divergent groups and to instill the recognition that cultural diversity is a positive force in the development of American society. Chapter one also describes six approaches to multicultural education. Chapter two contains guidelines for multicultural education in the school. School policies and procedures, school curriculum, school/community relations, school staff and goals, and objectives are discussed. Chapter three contains resources for multicultural education. Cited are community resources, annotated bibliographies, sample guides, and evaluation materials. The publication concludes with "Basic Question Areas for a School Multicultural Education (MCE) Resource Profile" and a list of references. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Multicultural Education, Objectives, Resource Materials, School Community Relationship
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.