ERIC Number: ED127409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Planning for Equal Educational Opportunity in K-12 School Systems.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
One of the valued premises of public education in the State of Washington is that curriculum in the schools must be left flexible, subject to the needs of each student and community, the judgment of professional educators, and the demands of society. The first purpose of this guide is to assist schools in maintaining self-determination. The second purpose is to offer help on the specific topic in the following ways: to assist in resolving some problems and alleviating some tensions through education and communication among racial and ethnic groups; to provide sufficient background information to help teachers at all grade levels to become better acquainted with the minorities; to help teachers incorporate into their present programs learning about the role of minority groups in the development of America; to assist teachers and students in attaining greater understanding of the ways of thinking among people of the various cultures within this society; and, to encourage teachers to give students some appreciation of the contributions of minorities in the building of the U.S. as a nation, as evident in such fields as art, music, literature, linguistics, science, social studies, and the entertainment world. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Opportunities, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Intergroup Education, Intergroup Relations, Kindergarten, Minority Group Children, Minority Groups, Racial Relations, United States History
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington