ERIC Number: ED184751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Selected Readings in Multicultural Education. The New Mexico Highlands University Multicultural Education Series.
Valencia, Atilano A., Ed.
One in a series on cultural pluralism and multicultural education, this collection of 10 brief articles focuses on bilingual education with much of the material specific to Spanish-English programs. Dennis Wilson discusses Indian self determination and the task of preserving Indian culture while solving contemporary Indian problems. Lorenzo Gonzalez contributes two articles in Spanish; one depicts the Chicano as unique representative of both Latin and Anglo culture and urges complete bilingualism; the second is a collection of folk wisdom. Three articles by Atilano Valencia discuss bilingual education models, training for bilingual teachers, and the need for school and community commitment if bilingual education programs are to be successful. Cecilio Orozco describes and critiques three bilingual program models. David Conde reviews the history of bilingual education and points out the overall failure of compensatory bilingual programs; he emphasizes the need for education that considers the socio-cultural characteristics of the students and their community. Dolores Gonzalez discusses cultural pluralism and the elementary school curriculum and describes the inservice teacher training necessary to implement an innovative bilingual-bicultural program. A children's story by Julia Sanchez tells of an Anglo boy's first visit with a Chicano family and his introduction to a new language and new customs. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indians, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Cultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary School Curriculum, Folk Culture, Mexican Americans, Multicultural Education, Non English Speaking, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas. Media Materials Center.; New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas.