ERIC Number: ED196626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
No One Model American. The University of Toledo College of Education 1979/Educational Comment.
Lopez, Thomas R., Ed.
Endorsing the principle that there is no one model American, the 10 essays in this monograph demonstrate cultural pluralism and illustrate the need for multicultural education in American schools. A general statement, adopted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, emphasizes that multicultural education affirms that schools should be oriented toward the cultural enrichment of all children through programs rooted to the preservation and extension of cultural alternatives. The following authors and articles examine cultural, ethnic, religious, racial, regional, and sexual differences in America and present suggestions for incorporating multicultural education in the schools: "The Case of Afro-Americans" by Herbert Douglas; "The Case of Appalachians" by Julia Damron Porter; "The Case of Evangelicals" by Harold W. Berk; "The Case of Jews, Italians, Irish and Chinese" by Martin L. Berman and Albert W. Vogel; "The Case of Mexican Americans" by John A. Garcia; "The Case of Rom" by Albert W. Vogel and Martin L. Berman; "The Case of Women" by Ann S. Nihlen; "Toward Multicultural Education: Some Caveats" by Thomas R. Lopez, Jr.; "Toward a New Unity" by John T. Zepper; and "Accreditation and Multicultural Education: The Standards and Their Implications" by Robert T. Utz. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Black Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Humanistic Education, Mexican American Education, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Postsecondary Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Rural Education, Social Integration, Teacher Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH. Coll. of Education.