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ERIC Number: ED329170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Cultural Perspectives in the Curriculum. Academic Challenges.
Rabitoy, Neil
This booklet evaluates 13 cross-cultural education projects that were initiated at California State University campuses. The projects all strived to incorporate into the curriculum and educational environment more scholarship on ethnic studies and a greater sensitivity to the values and needs of minority cultural groups. Among the findings of the evaluation were the following: (1) the kind of curricular reform required in order to establish a cross-cultural emphasis in the college curriculum requires substantial time to implement; (2) projects of this type require strong yet sensitive leadership and genuine administrative support; (3) the most effective curricular reform was that aimed specifically at the disciplines as opposed to introducing reform into the entire university curriculum; and (4) to be truly effective, curricular reform efforts must meet the needs of the faculty, and the faculty must be given the tools with which to implement changes. Contains 5 references. (GLR)
Academic Program Improvement, Office of the Chancellor, The California State University, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802-4275.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California State University