ERIC Number: ED240218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-23
Reference Count: 0
"Toward the Year 2000." An Examination and Discussion of Critical Multicultural Education Issues and Strategies Related to Washington State's Preparation for Entry into the 21st Century and Its Increasing Multi-Ethnic Population.
Washington Education Association, Seattle.
In February 1983, a symposium was held to ensure that multicultural and equity education issues are not left unattended in Washington State's public schools as new educational challenges present themselves. Participants were 80 individuals representing a cross section of geographic areas, ethnic groups, and key professions from 21 different school districts and 21 different institutions. This report contains papers on the eight themes addressed by these participants: (1) "Discipline: Policies, Practices and Minority Students"; (2) "Computers, Minority Students and a Technology Gap Acceleration"; (3) "The Street Life Alternative" (which deals with the dropout phenomenon); (4) "Multicultural/Global Education in the Schools"; (5) "Multicultural/Basic Education"; (6) "Effective Schools within a Pluralistic Society"; (7) "Teacher Readiness in a Complex Multicultural Education Setting"; and (8) "Students Who Speak a Language Other than English, Bilingualism and a Need for State Direction." Each paper examines its theme by asking five related questions: (1) What hard data exist to substantiate the issue? (2) What factors create or contribute to the issue? (3) What are the probable consequences if the issue is left unattended? (4) What strategies would be appropriate to respond to the issue? (5) What resources are currently available for educators to use in responding to the issue? (GC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Computers, Cultural Pluralism, Discipline, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Statewide Planning, Teacher Qualifications
Office for Multicultural/Equity Education, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Building, Olympia, WA. 98054 (no charge).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Education Association, Seattle.
Note: A report from the "Toward the Year 2000" Symposium Group who met on February 23, 1983, at the Seattle Battelle Institute.