ERIC Number: ED395748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Perspectives: Challenges for the Future. Proceedings of a Binational Symnposium = Perspectivas curriculares: Retos para el futuro. Actas del simposio binacional (Austin, Texas, November 9-10, 1994).
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.
This proceedings, in English and Spanish, describes the first U.S./Mexico Curriculum Symposium, held in Austin, Texas, in November 1994. The symposium grew out of an ongoing exchange between educators in the Republic of Mexico and the United States and was attended by over 200 teachers, administrators, staff from state and regional education agencies, legislators, university faculty, and business and community leaders. The symposium focused on curriculum and had three major objectives: to exchange viewpoints on curriculum and instruction in various subject areas, to share curriculum materials through exhibits and curriculum workshops, and to establish and strengthen links among colleagues. The overriding theme was that of cooperation and mutuality; participants stressed the need for equality in partnerships, and several sessions highlighted existing projects that involve extensive binational cooperation. Other major themes were the importance of bilingualism and of indigenous (Native American) cultures in both countries, the importance of overcoming biases against diversity, and parallels between current educational reform efforts in the United States and Mexico. This proceedings summarizes welcoming remarks; a session on regional resources for bilingual education and international cooperation; concurrent sessions on curriculum and instructional issues in language arts, mathematics, special education, and early childhood education; sessions on educational policy and the links between policy change and educational practice; and sessions presented by curriculum developers, authors, and editors in various content areas. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cooperative Programs, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Mexican American Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.; National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Mexico; United States