ERIC Number: ED127391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Badges and Indicia of Slavery: Cultural Pluralism Redefined.
Pantoja, Antonia, Ed.; And Others
The definition of cultural pluralism set forth in this book emphasizes the existence of distinct cultures that have, as groups, distinct religious, ethical systems, authority systems, usages in rearing children, languages, gestural systems and ways of giving accounts of, and valuing satisfactory or unsatisfactory human performance. The introduction discusses two social movements that influence cultural pluralism in terms of the following: accrediting and licensing; management; data-gathering, and resource allocation; and, forming or reforming institutions. A redefinition of cultural pluralism is attempted in the first article, where it is noted that, as used and understood today, the concept is meaningless and dangerous. It is suggested that a redefinition will require renaming it cultural social economic pluralism. The second article addresses traditional and alternative models in higher education and cultural pluralism. This study shows the broad range of approaches now in use in the pursuit of, or in the name of cultural pluralism in higher education and teacher training. Here, it is noted that the test of cultural pluralism is more directly dependent upon the reality of the position in society of subculture groups than on the state of mind of the majority population. The future of education and linguistic and cultural policy are addressed in the third article. The book concludes with a cultural pluralism bibliography. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Concept Formation, Conceptual Schemes, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Culture Contact, Definitions, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Sociocultural Patterns
Nebraska Curriculum Development Center, Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska 68508 ($1.00, paper)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Study Commission on Undergraduate Education and the Education of Teachers, Lincoln, NE. Cultural Pluralism Committee.