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ERIC Number: ED159264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 157
Abstractor: N/A
Ethnicity and the Schools: Educating Minorities for Mainstream America.
Selakovich, Daniel
The major theme of this book is that those who work in the schools should treat students equally and have a commitment to basic education for all children. Ethnicity should be considered a private matter in which the schools should remain neutral. First, the resurgence of ethnicity is examined. Ethnicity is defined and the shift in emphasis from melting pot to corporate pluralism is described. The role of the schools in promoting ethnicity is examined. A brief history of ethnics in schools covers the ideas of the "American dream,""the melting pot that wouldn't melt," and the failure of the schools. The problems of Blacks in schools are examined in terms of the push for equal education, black nationalism and integration, and the limited success of black demands. A discussion of Mexican Americans includes consideration of their economic conditions, school problems, the demands for change, what is being done, and whether the problems can be solved. An overview of American Indian problems leads to a brief history of American Indian education, and an examination of general school conditions, the misuse of funds, and what is best for American Indians. Finally, the dangers of accenting ethnicity are discussed with particular reference to schools. (Author/MC)
Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc., Danville, Illinois 61832 ($5.95)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A