ERIC Number: ED211185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Queensland Board of Teacher Education, Toowong (Australia).
Policies formulated by the Board of Education in Queensland, Australia regarding multicultural education are presented in this document. A review of population statistics and immigration projections established the need for multicultural education. The retention and promotion of cultural diversity among various ethnic groups is considered the primary goal of government involvement in multicultural education. Specialized graduate courses, training in bilingual programs, and teaching practice in classrooms with bilingual students are recommended, and colleges are encouraged to provide curriculum offerings on multiculturalism. Teacher certification is endorsed; the Board of Education has extended guidelines for provisional registration and has decided to discuss with teacher education institutions the appropriate preparation of teachers. Preservice programs are suggested, as is continuing teacher education. A survey scheduled during 1981 was designed to examine all teacher education institutions in order to obtain information and comments on multicultural education. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Board of Teacher Education, Toowong (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland)