ERIC Number: ED171594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Minneapolis Multi-Ethnic Curriculum Project, Final Report.
Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Intergroup Education.
A report is presented of the objectives, planning, and development of the Minneapolis public schools' multi-ethnic curriculum project. The document is presented in four sections. Section I examines the change in attitudes toward ethnic diversity and explores the responsibility of educators to transmit respect for and encouragement of cultural pluralism. Section II reviews literature related to the impact of the melting pot ideology on people of various ethnic groups and traces the increasing demand that school programs reflect the entire school community. Section III explains the process of identifying the major conceptual themes which became the basis of the multi-ethnic units. The process included surveying teachers as to their priorities for incorporating ethnic content into their courses, identifying objectives and skills, and selecting concepts and themes appropriate for various grade levels. Section IV offers a brief summary of the report. The document concludes with appendices including key concepts and generalizations related to ethnicity and cultural pluralism. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Problems, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity, Literature Reviews, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Program Descriptions, Social Mobility, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Participation, Teacher Participation, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Intergroup Education.