ERIC Number: ED144855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
In Praise of Diversity: A Resource Book for Multicultural Education.
Gold, Milton J., Ed.; And Others
The resource book contains essays and ethnic vignettes to help teachers and teacher educators understand the diverse lifestyles, backgrounds, and attitudes of students and families in American society. The book provides background information for elementary and junior high activity units contained in SO 010 213. Part one contains four chapters which discuss multiculturalism, dangers of stereotyping, areas of possible conflict, and implications for the schools. The nine ethnic vignettes in part two explore each group's contributions to American culture and problems encountered by each minority group. Lifestyles and children's learning styles in different cultures are also described in order to help teachers work more effectively with minority group students. The nine groups are Black Americans, Chinese Americans, East European Americans, American Indians, Italian Americans, Japanese Americans, Jewish Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans. Part three, a concluding chapter, explains the teacher's role in achieving multicultural understanding. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: American Indians, Anthologies, Blacks, Chinese Americans, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Italian Americans, Japanese Americans, Jews, Labeling (of Persons), Life Style, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Puerto Ricans, Racial Differences, Teacher Education, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.; Nebraska Univ., Omaha. Center for Urban Education.
Note: For a related document, see SO 010 213