ERIC Number: ED155256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A multiethnic curriculum reflects and is sensitive to the ethnic diversity within American society. In this kind of curriculum, ethnic content about a variety of ethnic groups is incorporated into all subject areas, from preschool through grade twelve. Several goals should be considered when developing a multiethnic curriculum. The curriculum should attempt to: (1) enhance students' self identity and self concept, (2) develop students' understanding of and tolerance for America's ethnic groups, and (3) help students' decisionmaking skills so that they can become effective change agents in society. Learning activities which reflect multiethnic learning goals include: using a culture's oral tradition and folk tales, examining the origins and use of foods eaten by different cultures, using open ended stories that present problem situations, showing films, role playing and dramatization. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. General Assistance Center for Equal Educational Opportunity.