ERIC Number: ED392764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Touching the Future.
National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.
This publication relates the experiences of the five McAuliffe Educators in 1994. The projects are profiled in terms of the school and the students, the teacher's philosophy, the Christa McAuliffe Institute (CMI) project, and the project impact and results. The project titles are: (1) "Integrating Multimedia Production and Multicultural Education: A Middle School English Project" (Hazel Lockett, Vernon L. Daley Junior High School, East Orange, New Jersey); "Listening for All Voices: A High School Multicultural History Project" (Robin Wax, Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan); (3) "An Elementary School Biliteracy Curriculum" (Jaime Roybal, C. E. Rose Elementary School, Tucson, Arizona); (4) "Multicultural Education and the Underrepresented, Gifted Population" (Arlene Costello, Oakcrest Elementary School, Pensacola, Florida); and (5) "Constructing Multicultural Understanding" (Nana Hill, Academic Competitiveness through Technology Academy, McKinney, Texas). The report includes suggestions as to what teachers need to know and do to serve the diverse population of students in classrooms today. Suggestions include: developing a broad view of multicultural education; exploring a wide array of technology and its applications to multicultural education; and adapting teaching methods to the different ways students learn. The report also suggests the kind of professional development useful for helping teachers meet these needs, including making multicultural education a school and district priority; providing equal access to technology across the lines of culture, gender, socioeconomic level, and academic ability; encouraging and supporting collaboration; focusing professional development on curriculum integration; and increasing local access to knowledge and expertise through technology networks. (ND)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, Faculty Development, Gifted, History Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Middle Schools, Multicultural Education, Multimedia Materials, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
NFIE Publications, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (order#: A701-00390-1, $5 plus $2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Biliteracy; Diversity (Student)