ERIC Number: ED216966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Studies of Cultural Pluralism by Connecticut High School Students. The Peoples of Connecticut Multicultural Ethnic Heritage Series.
Stone, Frank Andrews, Ed.
The ten essays that comprise this anthology concerning the people of Connecticut were written by high school students in Connecticut for the First Ethnic Studies Competition held in 1979-1980. The aim of the competition was to increase awareness of cultural pluralism in the state, to encourage multicultural education, to improve intergroup understanding among citizens, and to expand the available multicultural resources about similarities and differences in Connecticut ethnicity. Twenty five manuscripts were entered in the competition in three categories: oral histories, local histories, and photographic studies. These entries were judged on the basis of six criteria: general appearance, the accuracy of their contents, the insights that they provide into life experiences, their format and development, the depth of cross-cultural understanding that was demonstrated, and the choice of the sources employed. Winning essays included in the anthology are: "Natividade Cunha -- A Luso-American in New Haven, Connecticut;""A Struggle for Identity -- A Case Study of Ukrainians;""A Journey to a New Life;""Bob Mikulka of Branford, Connecticut;""Polonia in New Britain;""Mae Yimoyines of Hartford, Connecticut;""Jennie Mary Manzi -- Immigrant from Italy;""Katharina Wendler Beauvais -- The Life Story of a Hungarian-American;""Fred Olsen -- Roots from Norway and England in Guilford, Connecticut;" and "The Italian-Americans of Waterbury, Connecticut." (RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Essays, Ethnic Studies, Ethnicity, High Schools, Local History, Multicultural Education, Oral History, Photography, State History, Student Developed Materials
I.N. Thut World Education Center, Box U-32, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06268.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Thut (I.N.) World Education Center.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut