ERIC Number: ED081871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Multicultural Curriculum Materials: A Resource for Teachers. Phase I: English and Social Studies.
Lee, Simi, Ed.
In the Summer of 1972, the San Mateo Union High School District's Human Relations Department sponsored a Multicultural Curriculum Workshop. The minimal goal was to create curriculum strategies leading to students' recognition and understanding of their attitudes, whether racist or not, and the consequences of such attitudes. A more ambitious goal was to promote necessary attitudinal changes: this is a continuing goal. The intent of the Social Science and English teachers engaged in the development and use of multicultural curriculum materials is to "tell it like it is" concerning the experiences of racial minorities. The goal is to help young people who are the students understand how one aspect of their social world operates and how in American society certain attitudes, actions and institutional structures have subordinated particular persons or groups because of their color. Perhaps of equal importance is the necessity of helping students become aware that the subordination of colored peoples came into being mainly because of the benefits provided to those who did the subordinating and that racism in its many facets persists mainly because it still yields significant psychological, economic, and political advantaged to millions of white Americans--and even to a few non-whites. The curriculum is developed along two vectors: (i) exploration of the causal relationships in inter-group problems; and (ii) exploration of selected aspects of American history and culture in terms of minority subcultures. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: San Mateo Union High School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California