ERIC Number: ED329020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Cultural Misalignment and Emerging Paradigms. Insights on Educational Policy and Practice Number 24.
Duttweiler, Patricia Cloud; Mutchler, Sue E.
Societal changes of the past three decades call for a fundamental change in the structure of the educational system and in the culture of schooling. Disadvantaged African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos, in particular, historically have suffered from the cultural misalignment of home, school, and community. The reform of educational culture that must take place in order to allow educationally and economically disadvantaged students to achieve their potential will be facilitated by the emerging new paradigms of society that emphasize the existence of multiple perspectives; the multiple linkages between, and the interdependence of, the various factors within the educational environment; and shared leadership. (Nine references) (CLA)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Black Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Teacher Expectations of Students, Values
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.