ERIC Number: ED194684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
A Conceptual Framework for Selecting and Evaluating Multicultural Educational Materials. ERIC/CUE Urban Diversity Series, Number 71.
Bennett, Clifford T.; And Others
This work includes a discussion of multicultural education and a bibliography of nearly 1000 curriculum guides and supplementary and instructional aids designed for multicultural instruction at the elementary and secondary levels. First, various definitions of multicultural education are examined and common elements of the definitions are identified. The definitions reviewed are: (1) reject the melting pot thesis, (2) advocate cultural diversity, and (3) propose that schools be used to effect a transformation to a culturally pluralistic society. Another common element of the definitions reviewed is the mention of cognitive and affective modes and the areas of competencies and skills in relation to multicultural education. A number of guidelines are then presented for the evaluation of multicultural materials for potential classroom use. This is followed by a bibliography that was compiled through a computer search of the ERIC system. The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order. Each citation is coded as to whether it is primarily curricular or instructional, its focus on affect, cognition, or skills/competencies, and the grade level(s) to which it refers or for which it is intended. ERIC document (ED) or journal article (EJ) numbers are also provided. (GC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.