ERIC Number: ED204326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Multicultural Teacher Education in the United States.
Washburn, David E.
Strategies for schooling which reflect the cultural diversity of the United States were examined. To discern the role of teacher education in this process, a survey was conducted of 3,038 postsecondary institutions. The initial query sought to identify multicultural teacher education programs. Statistical data is provided on the groups studied, courses offered, undergraduate and graduate majors and minors, academic degrees, certificates, length of program, students and disciplines participating, community involvement, and geographic distribution. The groups studied were Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, European Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, Slavic Americans, Italian Americans, and Irish Americans. The survey reveals that the heaviest emphasis overall is on Hispanic American, African American, Asian American, and Native American groups. Programs studying Central, Eastern, and Southern European heritage groups appear to be under-represented. The importance of preparing teachers who are able to reflect the realities of a culturally pluralistic society and a multicultural world is pointed out. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Bloomsburg State Coll., PA. Multicultural Education Center.
Note: For related document, see SP 018 596.