ERIC Number: ED195627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Data of Institutions Which Have Outstanding Teacher Preparation Programs Designed to Enhance the Desegregation Process Through Multicultural Programming.
Mercer, Mary M.; Mercer, Walter A.
The objectives of this analysis were to determine the evolution of multicultural education programs and to ascertain a description of current multicultural education programs in teacher training institutions. Teacher education personnel at five colleges and universities were interviewed for data collection. The majority of programs studied were begun within the last four years in response to state mandates and multicultural education standards adopted by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Programs were usually initiated by individual faculty members, although committees were soon established to provide leadership. Short range goals varied from offering a course in multicultural education to establishing multicultural education centers and/or offering graduate degrees within departments of curriculum and instruction. Long range goals included expansion of short range objectives, securing financial support, and integrating multicultural processes within the schools. Recommendations for institutions desiring to establish multicultural education programs are included. Descriptions of the multicultural programs of the five schools and the interview guide are appended. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee. School of Education.