ERIC Number: ED329170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Cultural Perspectives in the Curriculum. Academic Challenges.
This booklet evaluates 13 cross-cultural education projects that were initiated at California State University campuses. The projects all strived to incorporate into the curriculum and educational environment more scholarship on ethnic studies and a greater sensitivity to the values and needs of minority cultural groups. Among the findings of the evaluation were the following: (1) the kind of curricular reform required in order to establish a cross-cultural emphasis in the college curriculum requires substantial time to implement; (2) projects of this type require strong yet sensitive leadership and genuine administrative support; (3) the most effective curricular reform was that aimed specifically at the disciplines as opposed to introducing reform into the entire university curriculum; and (4) to be truly effective, curricular reform efforts must meet the needs of the faculty, and the faculty must be given the tools with which to implement changes. Contains 5 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Studies, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Student Needs
Academic Program Improvement, Office of the Chancellor, The California State University, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802-4275.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.