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ERIC Number: ED081660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 15
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Premises for Structuring Ethnic Curricula.
Rice, M. J.
The primary purpose of the Georgia Anthropology Curriculum Project is to present the organizing concepts of anthropology in curricula suitable for use in elementary and intermediate grades. The philosophic premise of the Project is that a conceptually structured curricula is the most effective means of helping students to acquire a base of knowledge for categorization and organization of phenomena. Project value assumptions deal with the nature of the learner, the organization of the material, the methodology of instruction and the nature of the content. The role of ethnic studies as part of anthropology is pointed out, as is the preoccupation with ethnic studies in general in the United States. The major issue in ethnic studies is felt to be whether it should be used to politicize a particular group in the school population. A project model program should not focus on self identity, be preoccupied with ethnic groups in one country or culture, or have a retrospective emphasis. A suggested model which permits a reconciliation of core values of the national culture with respect for ethnic diversity is the cross-cultural curricula development approach. (Author/KSM)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Anthropology Curriculum Project.