ERIC Number: ED146099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Guide for Multicultural Education: Content and Context.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Intergroup Relations.
This guide explores the rationale for multicultural education at the elementary and secondary levels, its needs and goals, the school setting it requires, and the necessary processes of instructional planning and staff preparation. The basic aim of a multicultural instructional program is to help students to accept themselves and other persons as having dignity and worth. To achieve this aim, a multicultural program should place emphasis on similarities and differences among individuals and groups and should be cross-cultural and interdisciplinary in nature. So that indicators may be prepared to fulfill their responsibilities in multicultural education, staff development must be specifically aimed at their acceptance of the need to implement changes. The guide recommends a comprehensive approach to staff training that makes use of normative reeducative strategy of change and the dialogue-inquiry process. This strategy and process place emphasis on human interactions and help teachers become aware of and reevaluate their beliefs, attitudes, and values. The guide also contains a system model for school district planning for multicultural education, definitions of terms and concepts, and two analysis instruments for ethnic studies curricula. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies, Guidelines, Guides, Measurement Instruments, Models, Multicultural Education, Objectives, Program Development, School Role, Teacher Education
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802 ($l.25, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Intergroup Relations.