ERIC Number: ED240173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Mainstreaming a Multicultural Concept into Teacher Education: Guidelines for Teacher Trainers.
The focus of this book is two-fold: first, to heighten the awareness, sensitivity, understanding, and commitment of educators to the concept of multicultural education; and second, to provide specific suggestions and directions for departments in teacher education to integrate a multicultural concept into their existing curricula. The book's first section discusses what multicultural education means, why it is needed, and problems in implementing it. The second section describes and discusses three models for mainstreaming multicultural education into teacher education: (1) a model for analyzing the present curriculum; (2) a workshop model for sharing and discussing with faculty the information gathered in the curriculum analysis; and (3) a model for incorporating a multicultural perspective into courses and overall program design. In the third section, a number of components are brought together. They are a guide to analyzing concerns by subject area and level, vehicles for change, and desired outcomes; suggestions for developing awareness of and dealing with biased materials, along with sample evaluation forms; guidelines for analyzing one's own response to multicultural education; and five factors to be considered when implementing any new concept in teacher education. The final section lists basic references, libraries with outstanding ethnic programs, and periodical and organization resources. (CMG)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Higher Education, Models, Multicultural Education, Schools of Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
R & E Publishers, P.O. Box 2008, Saratoga, CA 95070 ($12.95 + $1.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A