ERIC Number: ED356853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Exploring Multicultural Education in a Culturally Diverse Society: A Sociocultural Perspective. Papers Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Denver, Colorado, November 7-10, 1991).
Fu, Victoria R.; And Others
This collection of papers represents an effort by their writers as a group to develop a multicultural perspective to be used in exploring educational and other issues in diverse contexts. The nine papers include: (1) "Culture, Schooling, and Education in a Democracy" by Victoria R. Fu; (2) "Diversity in America: Historical, Social, and Political Context" by Diane V. Roberts and others (to which is appended a list of historical milestones of multiculturalism); (3) "Responsive Teaching: A Culturally Appropriate Approach" by Andrew J. Stremmel; (4) "Family Diversity and Multicultural Education: Changing Characteristics of Postmodern Families" by Katherine R. Allen; (5) "Weaving Multiculturalism into the Fabric of the Community" by Karen B. DeBord; (6) "Including the Young Child's Emotional Heritage on the Agenda of Multicultural Education" by Mary Cherian; (7) "Multicultural Education in Any Classroom" by T. J. Stone; (8) "Reflections on Multicultural Education" by Janet K. Sawyers; and (9) "Nobody Said It Would Be Easy!" by Ann J. Francis. This last paper discusses some of the difficulties of implementing multicultural education in the classroom and the society. Six of the papers provide reference lists. (BC)
Descriptors: Community Action, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Democracy, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), History, Multicultural Education, Social Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Victoria R. Fu, Department of Family and Child Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0416 ($7).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Family and Child Development.