ERIC Number: ED302450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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The Language of Multicultural Education: Breaking Down the Cognitive Structures of Ethnocentrism.
Kennedy, Kathleen Ann
The differences between classroom and government goals for education in the 1970s and the 1980s severely challenge the implementation of multicultural education programs. Such programs have the potential to create cultural literacy among teachers, students, and the community, while they help create better learning and understanding among diverse ethnic, racial, social, and religious groups. This document provides 36 annotations of articles and unpublished papers about multicultural education, teacher preservice training, student-related multicultural studies, curriculum related issues, administrative and political issues in multicultural education, and anthropological related issues of ethnocentrism, cross cultural comparisons and understandings, and cultural awareness. The following conclusions are reached from these articles and papers: (1) educational goals for the 1970s and the 1980s were contradictory; (2) adjustments and implementations of multicultural education programs took longer than anticipated; (3) inadequately funded programs mean that teachers will not be prepared to meet the challenge of the multicultural classroom; and (4) homogeneity within the United States cannot be achieved without government funding for these programs. A glossary is included. (DJC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Exit Project, Indiana University at South Bend. For related document, see SO 019 518.