ERIC Number: ED336451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Mainstreaming Minority Women's Studies Program.
National Council for Research on Women, New York, NY.
The Mainstreaming Minority Women's Studies Program (MMWSP) is discussed, in this pamphlet. Since its launching in 1988, the program has grown to include 13 public and private institutions, with 13 participating projects. The research centers involved in the program are addressing the multiple realities of women in their ethnic, racial, and class diversity, with reference to sexual preference, age, and other often overlooked categories used to marginalize women; they are also addressing faculty retraining as they challenge traditional academic assumptions. The MMWSP was designed to enable the institutions to collaborate with minority scholars and racial-ethnic studies programs in planning and implementing projects to incorporate research and teaching about women of color into the undergraduate curriculum. The major emphasis of each project reflects the reality of each respective institution. For all projects, the primary concern is promoting further awareness of the faculty concerning women of color. Projects have moved toward the following four main goals: (1) moving the concerns of women of color to the center of curriculum reform; (2) forcing women's studies to address existing exclusions; (3) addressing the necessity of bringing racial ethnic analysis to women's studies and gender analysis to racial ethnic studies; and (4) creating opportunities for teachers to talk about teaching. Each of the 13 projects is described, with attention to both goals and accomplishments. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Groups, Females, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Racial Factors, Research Projects, Research Universities, Social Class, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis, Womens Studies
National Council for Research on Women, Sara Delano Roosevelt Memorial House, 47-49 East 65th St., New York, NY 10021.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Research on Women, New York, NY.