ERIC Number: ED220552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Multiculturalism: A Handbook for Teachers.
McCreath, Peter L., Ed.
This handbook was prepared from presentations made at an inservice workshop for teachers in Nova Scotia, Canada on multicultural education. In an introductory article, Paul Robinson describes his personal experiences in trying to prepare a multicultural curriculum, and the participation of members of Canadian ethnic communities in that activity. In the succeeding essays, Gil Scott explores the historical development of Canadian multiculturalism and multicultural policy; James Morrison examines the multiethnic composition of Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia as a result of immigration; P.A. Johnstone examines educational implications of multiculturalism and educational approaches used in Nova Scotia; Gerald Boudreau identifies teacher characteristics and policy needs essential to effective multicultural education; Judith Gold outlines family, community, and socioeconomic factors that affect students and their learning; Van Roy Tobitt discusses the prerequisites of effective teaching and characteristics of effective teachers in a multicultural context, and briefly describes some models; Mavis Burke explores the value implications of children's books: and Terence Donahoe expresses the Nova Scotia government's concern with inclusion of human rights and multicultural concepts into the curricula and teaching practices. Finally, Rod Campbell synthesizes the various presentations. A bibliography of materials on Canadian multiculturalism is included. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingualism, Canada Natives, Childrens Literature, Civil Rights, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Public Policy, Reading Materials, Social Discrimination, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Values Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Halifax.
Identifiers: Canada; Nova Scotia
Note: Based on presentations at in-service workshop (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, March 1981).