ERIC Number: ED205633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
An Asian-American Perspective on Multicultural Education: Implications for Practice and Research. Asian Pacific American Education Occasional Papers.
Suzuki, Bob H.
This article provides a perspective on multicultural education for those who teach Asian American children, those who teach about Asian Americans, and those who conduct research on Asian Americans. A conceptual framework is presented that reviews the history of multicultural education since 1880, examines the concept of cultural pluralism, formulates a functional definition of multicultural education, and describes its major goals. Ten guiding principles are suggested for putting the framework into practice in the classroom. Examples pertaining to Asian Americans are presented. Finally, a number of recommendations for future research are put forward. A bibliography on multicultural education and Asian Americans is also included. (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Multicultural Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Asian Pacific American Research Seminars, Asian American Studies Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90021 (write for price).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to institution's restriction. For related documents, see UD 021 211 and UD 021 287.