ERIC Number: ED354805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Infusing Multicultural Perspectives across the Curriculum. Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Higher Education Series.
Vaughan, Kieran; Sawchuk, Mariette T., Ed.
This manual, developed as part of an effort by Mount St. Mary's College (Los Angeles, California) to increase multicultural education across the curriculum contains practical suggestions for revising and developing syllabi with a multicultural component from a variety of disciplines including art, English, music, philosophy, psychology, speech, and Spanish. In addition, it provides course objectives, a bibliography, class assignments, and day-to-day course plans. It shows how to make academic courses more culturally diverse without sacrificing the traditions of western civilization. The manual also includes descriptions of faculty development experiences, guidelines for revision of syllabi, and pre- and post-assessments for both faculty and students. The 20 syllabi presented are prepared within the same format. They begin with a course description, followed by course objectives, assignments, methods of evaluation, and topics of study with corresponding reading and homework. Many of the syllabi conclude with a section that describes in detail an assignment, classroom strategy, or group activity incorporating multicultural perspectives. Some syllabi contain extensive bibliographies and some contain explanatory notes for the instructor. Appendices include: (1) a faculty and student questionnaire that can be used to assess strengths and weaknesses of current syllabi and to suggest ideas for improvement, (2) the competencies to be attained by students, and (3) guidelines for developing or revising syllabi. (GLR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Multicultural Education, Questionnaires, Workbooks
Prism Publishing of Mount St. Mary's College, 12001 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049 ($30).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount St. Mary's Coll., Los Angeles, CA. Doheny Campus.