ERIC Number: ED065403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Some Concepts of a Multi-Culture Curriculum.
Ten fundamental concepts of a multi-Cultural nature are outlined to help classroom teachers acquaint children with the knowledge that they affect both character and the destiny of the ethnic group to which they belong and, moreover, of society at large. It is important that children understand at an early age the concepts that people are in many ways different, the same, and individually unique; that ethnic groups offer both cultural diversity and conformity; and that each group has an evolving identity. The concept of empathy towards others is conveyed on an individual and group basis. Intergroup relations is another important concept, inasmuch as the building of positive relations among individuals and groups is a constant challenge. The concept of racism is introduced in the hope that children will understand the legacy and manifestations of racism helping them to deal with racial problems. Knowing yourself, the last concept, is a principle that is applicable to an individual and to groups and is a life time goal. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Multi-Culture Inst., San Francisco, CA.