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ERIC Number: ED224740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Implementing a Multicultural Curriculum - Why? How? Revised.
Valeau, Edward J.
Multicultural education, as defined by the author, is an organizational approach to integrating existing curriculum such as social studies and English with materials, ideas, strategies, and techniques which reflect the contributions, history, customs, and aspirations of ethnic groups. A multicultural approach to teaching can help students learn to understand and accept minorities and themselves, recognize the inherent worth of every individual, and understand and appreciate the individual differences in people. Before using the model presented, school districts should establish a human relations department familiar with curriculum development; develop a curriculum committee representing administrators, teachers, and community persons; and solicit support and commitment from the district superintendent. A statement of objectives for a multicultural curriculum should be developed. The model has two major phases. Phase I describes the functions and responsibilities of the District Advisory Committee, the Human Relations Department, social studies and English teachers who write the curriculum, the Review Committee, and the Board of Trustees. The second phase of the model involves in-service training, pilot testing, curriculum evaluation, rewriting, and implementation. (RM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A