ERIC Number: ED393956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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The Multiracial Experience: Racial Borders as the New Frontier.
Root, Maria P. P., Ed.
The essays in this collection conduct a dialogue about race from a multiracial perspective. The biracial baby boom that began in the 1960s practically guarantees that anyone living in a large American city knows someone who is racially mixed. The contemporary presence of racially mixed people is unmatched in our country's history. These essays explore a multiracial perspective that redefines borders and allows for new types of discussions about race. The 24 essays are grouped according to the major issues of: (1) human rights; (2) identity; (3) blending and flexibility; (4) gender and sexual identity; (5) multicultural education; and (6) the new millennium. Selections in the section on multicultural education consider the field from several perspectives, including a discussion of community network organizations and a framework for conducting multicultural education. Appendixes present a statistical directive for race and ethnic standards for data reporting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and OMB reporting standards for multiracial and multiethnic categories. (Contains 2 figures, 2 tables, and 610 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Community Programs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Futures (of Society), Models, Multicultural Education, Multiracial Persons, Networks, Racial Attitudes, Sex Differences, Urban Areas, Urban Problems, Urban Youth
Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-7059-5, $26.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-7058-7, $58).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers: Flexibility (Teacher); Multiracial Education