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ERIC Number: ED124656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 276
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A Design for Developing Multicultural Curriculum.
Roberts, Helen Randall
The purpose of this study was to construct a design for developing multicultural curriculum. It was expected that a design for developing multicultural curriculum would be characterized by: (1) a number of fundamental assumptions; (2) a number of elements; (3) organization and dynamics; (4) a cultural context; and, (5) practicality. Four sources were explored to yield potential assumptions and elements of multicultural curriculum: existing curriculum designs, educational anthropology, multi cultural curriculum literature, and educators in multicultural schools. Twenty-six assumptions were selected as fundamental to multicultural curriculum design. On the basis of these assumptions, seven elements of a design for developing multucultural curriculum were advanced. These were: given in the educational environment, shared understandings, educational desirables, curriculum plans, outcomes, assessment, deliberation, and action. The dynamics of the design for developing multi cultural curriculum were discussed and four steps in multicultural curriculum development were identified: (1) establishing a common basis of shared understandings; (2) articulating educational desirables; (3) formulating curriculum plans; and, (4) creating outcomes. Some implications of the design for various educational issues and problems are also discussed. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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