ERIC Number: ED330762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Multicultural Education at the Elementary and Middle School Levels.
Theel, Ronald K., Ed.
The Syracuse City School District recognizes that infusing the curriculum with multicultural education is essential to equal educational outcomes. The following recommendations for the elementary level are made: (1) every curriculum area should be taught with a multicultural perspective; (2) field trips should be organized to expose students to culturally diverse experiences; (3) assemblies should be organized around multicultural themes; (4) multicultural classroom materials should be designed focusing on cognitive and affective domains; (5) cooperative learning should be used; (6) literature should represent multicultural perspectives and experiences; and (7) self-directed free play and structured games should be encouraged. The following recommendations for the middle schools are made: (1) multicultural education should be integrated into the total school program through an interdisciplinary approach; (2) curricular focuses should include the development of critical thinking skills; (3) multicultural classroom materials should be designed focusing on cognitive and affective domains; (4) materials, activities, and experiences should be varied; (5) cooperative learning groups and peer tutoring should be used; (6) a home-based guidance program should provide positive role models; (7) a mentor program should use community members with culturally diverse backgrounds; and (8) teaching strategies should reflect the learning styles of students from diverse cultures. Statistical data in four graphs are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse City School District, NY.