ERIC Number: ED247972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-5
An Instructional Guide for Ethnic Studies at Evergreen Valley College.
Guidelines and conceptual parameters are presented for ethnic studies courses at Evergreen Valley College (EVC). Introductory material discusses the requirement that all associate degree students complete three units of ethnic studies; presents general guidelines for ethnic studies; defines "ethnic-racial minority"; and suggests criteria for course content. After listing EVC's cultural-specific and cultural-general ethnic studies offerings, the guide reviews course objectives, the assumptions underlying the objectives, and what ethnic studies is and is not. Next, the guide outlines accountability standards, focusing on desired student outcomes and the characteristics of ethnic studies instruction. Then, the conceptual parameters are discussed with respect to teaching ethnic-racial minority experiences from an interdisciplinary perspective. Definitions and explanations are presented concerning aspects of minority group status, social psychological dimensions of racial prejudice and discrimination, social stratification and minority inequality, and theories of the resolution of minority-majority group conflict (e.g., the assimilational and internal colonial models). A student course evaluation form and a 3-week module on Chicano culture illustrating the application of the guide are included. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Evergreen Valley Coll., San Jose, CA.