ERIC Number: ED130931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Guidelines for Multiethnic Education: Position Statement.
National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Guidelines for designing and implementing ethnic studies programs and for integrating curriculum with ethnic content are presented in this position statement of the National Council for the Social Studies. The main purposes of the guidelines are to specify proper goals of school reform efforts and to designate the relationship which should exist between the school and the ethnic identities and attachments of students. The boundaries of the guidelines are set upon five basic principles: (1) school sensitivity to ethnic diversity, (2) ethnic pluralism, (3) teacher responsibility to incorporate ethnic material into lessons, (4) modification of curriculum and teaching strategy to reflect ethnic diversity, and (5) the necessity of ethnic studies for all students. The guidelines are divided into three sections. Section I, A Rationale for Ethnic Pluralism, describes society, the nature of the school and the learner in an ethnically pluralistic society, and goals for school reform. Section II, Curriculum Guidelines for Multiethnic Education, describes the ideal characteristics of school environments which are consistent with ethnic pluralism. Section III, Multiethnic Education Program Evaluation Checklist, provides a seven-page checklist for assessing specific school environments. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Ethnic Studies, Guidelines, Relevance (Education), School Role, Social Studies
Publications, National Council for the Social Studies, 1515 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.50 paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.