ERIC Number: ED234106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Education: Content, Materials, Strategies and Behaviors. A Series of Seminars for School Districts in the Metropolitan St. Louis Area.
Codianni, Anthony V., Comp.; And Others
In an attempt to increase interdistrict interaction, support the efforts of voluntary metropolitan-wide desegregation, and address similar interests in St. Louis (Missouri) City and County schools, a series of multicultural education seminars was conducted in 1982-83. The seminars (co-sponsored by the Midwest Race Desegregation Assistance Center and the Missouri State Department of Education Title IV Technical Assistance Unit) were based upon a needs assessment of district schools, and addressed the development of multicultural teaching behaviors, the acquisition of multicultural classroom materials, and staff training for multicultural education. The first seminar focused on building a rationale for multicultural education, defining multicultural education, and helping participants from 14 schools to assess the need for multicultural education in their buildings. In the second seminar, each school team analyzed its school's multicultural assessment and developed specific goals to address its concerns. In addition, a panel of ethnic minorities discussed cultural awareness, and multicultural resource materials were disseminated. The final seminar focused on classroom interactions and teacher behavior with culturally diverse students. This report describes the context in which the three seminars were developed and presents the agenda and materials utilized for each of the three seminars. Participant evaluations and a list of participants are also provided. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City.
Authoring Institution: Midwest Race and Sex Desegregation Centers, Manhattan, KS.