ERIC Number: ED074177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Teaching Multi-Cultural Populations: Five Heritages.
Stone, James C., Ed.; DeNevi, Donald P., Ed.
This book is an attempt to help fill the tremendous gap that presently exists between teachers' will to become more skillful with multicultural student populations and the as-yet short supply of the quality materials they urgently need in order to do so. Its organizing principle is that, inasmuch as America is an immense living laboratory for interaction among diverse peoples, it ought to be possible to assemble a book that mirrors this plurality--in a way that will sensitize present and future teachers to the needs and the opportunities created by cultural pluralism in the classroom. Essays have been selected which provide information, realism, and insight. They are arranged under five headings corresponding to America's leading ethnic minorities: black, Puerto Rican, Mexican-American, American Indian, and Asian-American. It has been especially sought to present material which is pragmatically based rather than purely descriptive. In general, each cultural heritage is explored according to a scheme beginning with a broad cultural-historical view of the group; then narrowing to a more contemporary social and familial focus; and, finally moving with the child of this generation into the educational context of presentday American schools. An extensive appendix of further resources is included at the end of the volume. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Black Education, Chinese Americans, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Intergroup Relations, Japanese Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education
Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 450 W. 33 St., New York, N.Y. 10001 ($4.95)
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