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ERIC Number: ED342765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Pages: 22
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From Awareness to Application: Creating Multicultural Reform despite "Political Correctness." A Case Study.
Klug, Beverly J.; And Others
Creating a relevant, integrated multicultural education university program in a sparsely populated, rural, mountainous state whose minority residents constitute barely five percent of the population poses unique challenges not possible in more urban areas. This case study describes the attempts of one faculty to ensure that preservice teachers develop the needed skills, knowledge, and dispositions to face the challenges of working with children from diverse populations. It traces the emergence of a wholistic model that focuses on and responds to the dynamic tensions created as faculty, students, and the community together strive to come to a fuller understanding of and commitment to the issues involved. The following aspects of multicultural education are discussed: history, curriculum in the schools, implications for teacher education, students in classrooms, forms of bias in curricular materials and in classrooms, teacher education and college campuses, and obstacles to change. The College of Education, Idaho State University, is presented as a model for change, emergent multiculturalism, accomplishments, and visions for the future. (26 references) (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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