ERIC Number: ED102074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Inquiry Techniques in Teaching a Multi-Ethnic Social Studies Curriculum.
Banks, Samuel L.
The material presented in this publication is an outgrowth of an inservice program focusing on multi-ethnicity which was presented for teachers and administrators. The paramount emphasis was two-fold: (1) to provide teachers with an indepth exposure to the methodology utilized in the inquiry process via lectures and demonstration lessons, and (2) to provide teachers with a concentrated and systematic program approach to ethnic studies in the K-12 social studies curriculum. The authors of the 13 articles in this document were the consultants for the program. Articles deal specifically with American Indians, Jews, and black Americans in United States history, as well as general ethnic concepts. The document also contains strategy models and practical considerations for effective inquiry teaching. Other topics deal with cultural pluralism, the melting pot theory, the theories of Christopher Jencks, and a critical assessment of the Kerner Report. The use of community resources and school community relations in ethnic studies concludes the work. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.