ERIC Number: ED333620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: 0
Multicultural Education for Exceptional Children. ERIC Digest #E498.
Gollnick, Donna M.; Chinn, Philip C.
This digest examines the demographic composition of the U.S. school-age population, and derives an estimate of 1.4 million children with disabilities who are minority group members. The digest notes the purposes of multicultural education for all students and stresses the teacher's role in recognizing forms of bias in textbooks and other instructional materials. Forms of bias include invisibility, stereotyping, selectivity and imbalance, unreality, fragmentation and isolation, and language usage. The digest also discusses the importance of making the curriculum multicultural, recognizing subtle and unintentional biases in teaching behavior, organizing learning environments conducive to individual students' cognitive styles, and creating a positive school climate. (Nine references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Social Bias, Student Characteristics, Teacher Role, Textbooks
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests
Note: Based on "Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society," Third Edition, by Donna M. Gollnick and Philip C. Chinn.