ERIC Number: ED151248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Report of the Work Group on Multiculturalism.
York Borough Board of Education, Toronto (Ontario).
The report on the impact of multiculturalism on the education system in the Borough of York (Ontario) summarizes findings of a two year study and provides recommendations to enhance multiculturalism in education. The report is presented in six chapters. Chapter I explains the work group task and method of inquiry and identifies work group participants. Chapter II presents a Canadian perspective on multiculturalism, followed by a profile of cultures in the Borough of York in chapter III. Chapter IV discusses the work group's interpretation of multicultural education. Multicultural education is perceived to value the presence of many cultures, human rights, social justice, and alternative life choices for all people. Chapter V, the bulk of the report, examines and presents recommendations on six issues related to multiculturalism: (1) a nondiscriminatory school and community environment; (2) retention of culture and language; (3) curriculum for multiculturalism; (4) immigrant students; (5) staffing and teacher preparation for a multicultural school population; and (6) government role in multiculturalism. Chapter VI offers guidelines for implementing the recommendations of the report, including establishment of an implementation committee with duties in areas of coordination, reporting, cost analysis, and evaluation. The appendix lists organizations, institutions, government agencies, and individuals who submitted information to the work group on multiculturalism or responded to the draft report. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Community Involvement, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Responsibility, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Humanistic Education, Multicultural Education, Multilingualism, Nondiscriminatory Education, School Community Relationship, School Role, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: York Borough Board of Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Note: For a related document, see ED 146 060 ; Some parts of document may not reproduce clearly due to light type face