ERIC Number: ED117242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Ethnic Studies Programs in American Colleges, Universities and Schools. A Working Paper.
This report is in four sections. The first describes the needs for ethnic studies, their role, how they can best be effected, and the philosophy behind them. The interdisciplinary nature of ethnic studies is noted: that they must draw on many disciplines within the social sciences and humanities. And as with all inter- interdisciplinary programs, it must be established that the combined multi-academic program is as scholarly and strict as its individual parts; strong scholarly work in ethnic studies is needed. Multicultural ethnic institutes should be created which would function as resource centers within schools, subject to the rigorous criteria of other academic disciplines. The "outreach" responsibilities of ethnic studies center -- to work with local ethnic communities and to provide adult education -- are emphasized. Discussing the philosophy behind ethnic studies, European history and the origin of humanities are drawn on in the second section. The third section of this working paper includes some sample courses in the various studies, submitted by professors who have taught such classes. In addition, the fourth section gives a listing of ethnic studies resource centers. There is also an extensive bibliography, categorized by ethnic groups, appended to the report. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Programs, Course Descriptions, Cultural Centers, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Resources, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Humanism, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Development, Program Proposals, Resource Centers
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.