ERIC Number: ED334303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Multicultural Curricula for Teacher Education: A Case Study from SUNY College at Fredonia.
"Multicultural Education: Teaching and Learning with Culturally Diverse Students" is a new course that is part of the teacher education program at the State of New York College at Fredonia. The course is designed to fulfill New York State teacher certification requirements in multicultural education. Objectives are designed around the following key curriculum issues: (1) maintain balance between the issues and concerns of American mainstream culture and those of minority groups; (2) introduce the principles of multicultural education and develop an understanding of the pedagogy used with minority group students; and (3) integrate theory and practice. Instructional concerns focused on the integration of diverse components to attain the course objectives, and the development of classroom activities, assignments, and projects that reflected real-world conditions. In spite of positive student evaluations and excellent student performance, evaluation indicated that too much material had been included to be satisfactorally covered in one semester. A second semester should be added to give students the opportunity to develop skills through immersion in culturally diverse settings. The following materials are appended: (1) a four-item bibliography; (2) a description of the teacher education program; (3) a course syllabus, including a 33-item bibliography and calendar; (4) an advance organizer for the first unit on the need to study multicultural education; (5) two examinations; and (6) guidelines for a school visit. (FMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: State University of New York Coll at Fredonia
Note: Paper presented at the conference "Multicultural Education: Programs and Strategies for Action" (Springfield, IL, April 1-3, 1991).