ERIC Number: ED302451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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Multicultural Education: A Step Toward Pluralism.
Merrick, Rose Marie
Multicultural education is designed to increase cultural awareness and decrease ethnocentrism. This paper contains 31 article annotations that examine multicultural education through: (1) the current status of programs at the national and state levels, along with teachers' attitudes and professional practices; (2) college and university courses designed to enhance cross cultural awareness and tolerance and their impact on preservice teachers; and (3) actual elementary and secondary classroom experiences. From the analysis of the articles, the following conclusions were reached: (1) although educators favor multicultural education, the programs receive little attention for implementation; (2) multicultural training received by preservice teachers is not always transferred into their classroom; and (3) the effort to remove racial bias from textbooks has been successful. The recommendations include providing materials and training for teachers, promoting positive attitudes among ethnic groups, requiring college students to take more courses that enhance cultural awareness, and examining student materials for racial or ethnic bias. A glossary is included. (DJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: For related document, see SO 019 517.