ERIC Number: ED160276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Manual for Evaluating Content of Classroom Instructional Materials for Bilingual-Multicultural Education.
Williams, Byron; And Others
The manual provides some guidelines for the content evaluation and selection of curriculum materials for use in bilingual-multicultural education programs, whatever the target student population. The material is organized as follows: rationale--a brief rationale for a shift in public education policy from a monolingual-monocultural to a bilingual-multicultural model; some theoretical assumptions--a discussion of some assumptions in the areas of language, culture, motivation and critical thinking believed to be basic to the success of bilingual-multicultural education; areas for evaluation--10 topical areas within which are discussed specific criteria for evaluating materials in terms of bias and content (relevancy, authenticity, language, content and cultural, political, racial, historical, religious, sexual, and social biases); and use of biased materials--suggestions for using biased materials. Criteria for evaluation in terms of format, quality of physical preparation, relevancy to particular grade level, etc., are not dealt with here. Appended are selected portions of a study made by the National Puerto Rican Development and Training Institute, a listing of the research team and interviewees, the interview questionnaire used, a selected bibliography of 59 reference materials for use by educators and materials evaluators in the field of bilingual-multicultural education, and a selected annotated resource list of 46 organizations that have relevant information on various aspects of curriculum. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. Inst. for Cultural Pluralism.