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ERIC Number: ED131875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Pages: 45
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A Multicultural Studies Model for the Community College: A Report and a Position Paper.
Carranza, Elihu
The Mexican-American Studies Curriculum at San Jose City College (California) was analyzed in order to determine appropriate means and purposes for implementing an interdisciplinary multicultural studies program for neighboring Evergreen Valley College. Results indicated that ethnic peoples face cultural conflict and isolation in contemporary North American society and that an environment that creates integrative experiences between the individual and his group is essential to the success of most Mexican-American students. A multicultural studies model comprising four curriculum stages was subsequently developed. Stages of the model focus on (1) skills, (2) core, (3) emphases, and (4) synthesis. A rationale for each stage and evaluation procedures for use with the model were developed. While the multicultural studies model was initially formulated for use in implementing a Mexican-American Studies program, it should be noted that it is equally applicable to other ethnic or cultural studies. Appended is a statement of Evergreen Valley's philosophy and goals, a description of courses and units appropriate to the suggested model, and an analysis of the district-wide Mexican-American studies curriculum. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Books
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