ERIC Number: ED270987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Multicultural Perspectives Are Essential for Education and the Information Age.
McKenzie, Floretta Dukes
In the coming age of technological advancement and global communications, it is increasingly important for education to destroy myths and stereotypes too long in existence, and for the United States to avoid a tendency toward cultural isolationism. Educators must encourage a spirit of understanding and cooperation, facilitated by the greater representation of students of various cultures in the classroom to share insights. The presence of the new immigrant in the American classroom is instructional for American-born children of all ethnic groups. Educators must persist in their efforts to keep children tolerant of each other despite communication problems and cultural differences. The cultural understanding and mutual respect gained from multilingual, multicultural, and global curriculum content and activities in all disciplines can help to prepare our children as global leaders. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education (Chicago, IL, April 1-5, 1986).