ERIC Number: ED261592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-15
Reference Count: N/A
Segmental Responses to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 71 Regarding Ethnic Awareness. Commission Report 85-27.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The progress/plans of the University of California (the University), California State University (the State University), and the California community colleges in promoting ethnic awareness are reported. The legislature required each segment to review policies and programs concerning the nature and extent of courses examining the cultural and historical experiences of nonwhite ethnic groups that have been excluded from the core curriculum. The next step was to plan policies and programs for ethnic studies for the associate and bachelor's degree levels. It was found that most campuses offered a variety of courses in ethnic studies and other courses focusing on nonwhite ethnic groups. More than 800 such courses offered by the community colleges in 1983-1984 and more than 1,000 courses offered by the University and the State University dealt with political, economic, social, and cultural conditions, contributions, and problems of the ethnic groups. Educational media included classroom instruction, guest artists and speakers, symposia, film festivals, exhibits, and special observances. Nine State University campuses and 21 community colleges required completion of a course with an ethnic studies focus as a general education graduation requirement. Additional information is provided separately for each segment. The state assembly resolution is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Planning, College Programs, Community Colleges, Cultural Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Ethnic Studies, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, State Legislation, State Universities, Statewide Planning
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California