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ERIC Number: ED288941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Issues in Ethnic Minority Education in the United States.
Parker, Sandra M.
Perceiving ethnic minority schools merely as institutions which provide competency in the language of heritage is a limited view. History, values, and cultural traditions are also within the curricula of most ethnic schools. The subject matter often conflicts with modern American values, which stress change and mobility rather than tradition. In order to cope with this conflict in values and to maintain their enrollments, ethnic schools must deal with the following issues: (1) positioning the school so that students' travel time is not too long; (2) competing with the busy activity schedules of students; (3) choosing a curriculum which will allow the next generation to survive in the midst of mainstream American culture; (4) setting tuition fees and dealing with meager budgets; (5) easing the culture shock and poor morale of ethnic teachers; (6) finding enough teachers; and (7) finding appropriate teaching materials. (VM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A