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ERIC Number: ED126176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Multi-Ethnic Curriculum in the Schools.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. General Assistance Center for Equal Educational Opportunity.
This booklet, containing monographs on aspects of multiethnic curriculum in the schools, is intended to aid teachers to keep in touch with some of the strategies and criteria in planning and executing multiethnic programs. An article on new curricula for multiethnic schools notes that most of the urban and suburban schools are racially and ethnically isolated--not multiethnic or multiracial. Consequently, curricula need to be provided for a culturally diverse population which may or may not be in culturally and ethnically diverse schools. A second article explores classroom use of multiethnic material. Here, it is suggested that the teacher's responsibility is to find a means by which he/she can elicit from all youngsters something about themselves and their lives and in this way develop the classroom lesson as a meaningful experience. The development of criteria for evaluating materials dealing with the heritage, culture, and traditions of nonwhite minority groups for racism and sexism is stressed in a third article focusing on racism and stereotyping in textbooks. A final article concludes that a racist and sexist society will reflect these influences in its products. Here, ten quick ways to analyze children's books for racism and sexism are given. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Curriculum Research, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Labeling (of Persons), Minority Groups, Multicultural Textbooks, Racial Discrimination, Racism, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Textbook Bias
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. General Assistance Center for Equal Educational Opportunity.