ERIC Number: ED133411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Pluralism in a Democratic Society.
Tumin, Melvin M., Ed.; Plotch, Walter, Ed.
A conference on Pluralism in a Democratic Society: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into its Meaning and Educational Uses, was held in April 1975 in New York. The goals of this conference were: (1) to clearly define cultural pluralism; and (2) to find the best ways of teaching and learning about cultural pluralism in the classroom. The papers that emerged from that conference form the body of this book. The book is divided into three sections. Part One, "A Search for Definition," includes the following papers: "Cultural Pluralism: The Social Aspect," Nathan Glazer; "Cultural Pluralism for Individuals: A Social Vision," Michael Novak; and, "Political Life and Cultural Pluralism," David E. Apter. Part Two, "Psychological Background," includes the following papers: "Political Socialization Research and Respect for Ethnic Diversity," Judith V. Torney and Charles A. Tesconi, Jr.; "Respect for Persons and Ethnic Prejudice in Childhood: A Cognitive-Developmental Description," Florence B.H. Davidson; and, "Child Development and Respect for Cultural Diversity," Irving E. Sigel and James E. Johnson. Part Three, "Curriculum Development," includes two papers: "Cultural Pluralism: Implications for Curriculum," Mari-Luci Jaramillo; and, "Cultural Pluralism: Implications for Curriculum Reform," James A. Banks. (JM)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Childhood Attitudes, Cognitive Development, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Intergroup Relations, Political Influences, Political Socialization, Psychological Patterns, Psychological Studies, Social Discrimination, Social Influences, Social Structure
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003 ($4.95, paper)
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
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Note: Praeger Special Studies in U.S. Economic, Social, and Political Issues Series