ERIC Number: ED130918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Multicultural Planning Conferences: Summary.
National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Equity Group. Multicultural/Bilingual Div.
This is a summary report of recommendations made at ten multicultural planning conferences conducted by the National Institute of Education in 1974. The purpose of the conferences was to elicit ideas for developing a research agenda from individuals with diverse backgrounds, all of whom had expertise in working with bicultural or bilingual students. Recommendations in the conferences were for the National Institute of Education to support a variety of activities that were grouped under the following areas: (1) professional participation of minorities in policy formulation and research; (2) research themes and investigations related to cultural pluralism; (3) specific research studies in policy, language acquisition, and assessment; (4) research on curriculum; and (5) research on teacher preparation. The most pervasive theme to emerge from the conferences was that education should acknowledge and promote the pluralistic reality of American society. Included are a directory of conference participants and a listing of recommendations by participation groups. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Conference Reports, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Directories, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education, Language Acquisition, Minority Groups, Professional Recognition, Research Needs, Research Projects
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Equity Group. Multicultural/Bilingual Div.