ERIC Number: ED132222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Ethnicity: Its Implications for Teaching in Urban Secondary Schools.
King, Edith W.
This paper examines some theoretical models and approaches in ethnic education and the implications for schools in populous and diverse urban centers. It then focuses on four ethnic heritage groups that frequently populate urban areas--Afro-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Arab-Americans, and Irish-Americans. These four ethnic groups are used as case studies and examples for examining issues and problems in developing ethnic education for our multicultural and highly diverse society. The theroetical models and approaches are introduced by noting that Andrew Greeley has made a distinct contribution by detailing various perspectives for the study of ethnicity. His various models for describing the dynamics of ethnicity are presented here, as well as one developed by the staff of the Ethnic Heritage Studies Project, for use in preparing curriculum materials. As a conclusion for this paper, several of the student activities from the project which are currently being developed are included as an example of the impact of ethnicity and teaching in multicultural, urbanized society. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Urban Education (1st Kansas City, Missouri, November 24-26, 1975)