ERIC Number: ED342770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
The American Tapestry: Educating a Nation. A Guide to Infusing Multiculturalism into American Education.
National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.
This report is intended to help state education policymakers expand their comprehension of how race, culture, language, gender, and socioeconomic status have an impact on teaching and learning and influence the school experience. The report calls for: multiculturalism in education; broad cultural inclusion; and consideration of every facet of the school environment, including teacher preparation, classroom climate, text books and instructional materials, and curricular and co-curricular activities. This report focuses on three areas of multiculturalism in education: state board leadership; teacher and personnel training; and a culturally responsive curriculum that incorporates multiple learning and instructional styles in the classroom. Recommendations for state board of education action in each area are made. (IAH)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, School Demography, State Boards of Education, Teacher Education Programs
National Association of State Boards of Education, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.