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ERIC Number: ED202773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Education for Cultural Pluralism: Global Roots Stew. Fastback 159.
Garcia, Ricardo L.
The purpose of this monograph is to explore some of the approaches and programs that have recently emerged in schools and colleges throughout the United States to cope with increasing ethnic and cultural diversity among students. Information is presented on cultural pluralism, the relationship of cultural pluralism to ethnic and cultural consciousness, integrating immigrants into the school system, global education, multicultural education, intergroup education, bilingual education, and educational opportunity for culturally different students. For each of these approaches, information is presented on background, definition, variations in types of programs based on the general approach, scope, benefits and shortcomings, synthesis of literature describing and evaluating the approach, and a brief overview of related legislation. The author suggests, generally, that schools do as much in the area of cultural education as can be done well, and, specifically, that schools implement at least one of the programs described in the monograph as culturally-related. Conclusions from this overview of culturally-related programs and approaches are that cultural educators should solidify their efforts and that students will gain in self-awareness if they participate in an investigation of their ethnic heritage, their current ethnic or cultural group status, and the linkage between their national group and their countries of origin. (DB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Global Approach, Higher Education, Multicultural Education
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75 single copy, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.