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ERIC Number: ED180911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Studies in the University.
Isser, Natalie
The monograph emphasizes the need for university-sponsored programs for professionals serving ethnic communities. The programs could consist of undergraduate and inservice courses in teacher education. The courses should teach students and teachers to accept and understand cultural differences, to recognize the right of such differences to exist, to investigate the origin of stereotypes, and to examine one's own attitudes toward various ethnic groups. This approach to enhancing knowledge and increasing empathy would be interdisciplinary, with emphasis on history, psychology, education, geography, political science, economics, sociology, cultural anthropology, art, literature, and film. Inservice courses can be designed to meet participants' needs through preliminary brainstorming and problem-solving sessions. A knowledge of the special characteristics of neighborhoods, demonstrations of non-verbal communication, and discussions of the varieties of language and dialects should also be included. Participants should be encouraged to develop their own resources, create bibliographies, and consult experts. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A