ERIC Number: ED381858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Suggestions for Developing a District/School Multicultural Education Program.
Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Equal Educational Opportunities Section.
In 1992, the Nebraska legislature passed Legislative Bill 922, which mandated the implementation of multicultural education in public schools. This handbook contains guidelines to help school districts design and implement local multicultural programs. The curricula developed by local schools are intended to foster respect for diversity and for improved relationships among individuals of diverse cultures. The handbook outlines the components of a district plan, steps in the planning cycle, assistance provided by the Nebraska Department of Education, and statewide program assessment. Appendices contain specific guidelines for staff development, the development of a supportive school environment, the promotion of community involvement, the dimensions of multicultural education, ideas for teaching/learning activities, and answers to commonly asked questions. An annotated list of multicultural resource centers across the nation is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Equal Educational Opportunities Section.