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ERIC Number: ED227053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 10
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Institutionalizing a Graduate Degree in Multi-Cultural Education.
Wieseman, Robert A.
A graduate degree program in education at Auburn University (Montgomery, Alabama) includes a core of multicultural courses that fit into the graduate certification programs of early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary education. This masters degree program includes three courses: Education in Culturally-Diverse Environments; Curriculum in Multicultural Environments; and Methods of Teaching in Multicultural Environments. The first course is designed to develop appreciation, awareness, and understanding of a culturally diverse society for educational programming, and comprehension of the multicultural character of American society. The second course provides an in-depth study on how to develop curriculum materials for multicultural education, and imparts an understanding of the philosophical, psychological, social, and economic forces affecting multicultural curriculum development. The third course in the sequence is field-based and designed to develop expertise in conducting ethnographic studies within the classroom environment, matching materials with the student's comprehension level, and integrating multicultural materials with subject matter areas in a field-based setting. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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