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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Marks, Melissa J.; Smrekar, Jocelynn L. – 2003
This paper describes a workshop designed to: determine the preconceptions about diversity issues held by predominantly white faculty at a small, NCATE-accredited Pennsylvania university; increase faculty members' awareness of diversity and multiculturalism; ascertain what the faculty would need to include diversity issues in their classes; and…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
Soto, Lourdes Diaz; Smrekar, Jocelynn L.; Nekcovei, Deanna L. – Directions in Language and Education, 1999
Decades of research document the powerful academic and socio-affective benefits of a strong home language base and affirmation of home language and culture as a valuable resource. This article explores the implicit challenges, daily realities, opportunities, and practical implications of incorporating language and culture into classrooms as they…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education