ERIC Number: ED354804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Faculty Development in Multicultural Education. Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Higher Education Series.
Sawchuk, Mariette T., Ed.
This monograph examines the process of initiating a faculty and staff development program in multicultural education at Mount St. Mary's College (MSMC) in Los Angeles, California between the year 1985 and 1988. As the population of Los Angeles changed during the 1970s and 1980s, issues of ethnical diversity at MSMC itself became increasingly pressing. In 1986, MSMC received a grant from the Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education (with matching funds from the Times-Mirror Foundation) designed to make the entire faculty and staff of the college more effective in dealing with cultural differences among students through all-college programs and workshops. This report provides brief summaries of the lectures and workshops that were presented to the college community and discusses the selection of the guest speakers. It is noted that some of the invited speakers provided faculty members with resources on literature, art, music, and history that they could share with their students, while other speakers and workshops dealt with teaching methodologies that have been shown to be successful in a multicultural classroom. In addition, the guide describes the way in which mini-grants were awarded and administered to faculty for intellectual exploration concerning culture and its role in education. It also provides excerpts from six of the funded research projects. Finally, the guide presents brief excerpts from an annotated bibliography of African-American, Asian-American, Native-American, and Hispanic-American authors that was created to provide a resource of multicultural literature for use by the faculty at Mount St. Mary's College. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Faculty Development, Grants, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Multicultural Education, Program Descriptions, Staff Development, Teacher Role, Workshops
Prism Publishing of Mount St. Mary's College, 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049 ($16).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount St. Mary's Coll., Los Angeles, CA. Doheny Campus.