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ERIC Number: ED366516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-12
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Social Studies Teachers and Multicultural Education: A Pilot Study of Attitudes, Practices, and Constraints.
Titus, Charles
This document reports on a pilot study that sought: (1) to assess secondary social studies teachers' attitudes concerning multiculturalism; (2) to examine what the teachers are doing to infuse multiculturalism into the curriculum; (3) to determine the constraints on their implementation of multiculuralism; and (4) to explore teacher attitudes concerning preservice and inservice multiculural teacher preparation efforts. Twenty-six high school and junior high school teachers at five schools in mostly Caucasian communities took part in the 1992 study. Results suggest that most of the teachers have positive attitudes toward multicultural education and its infusion into the curriculum. Most respondents also agree that such education will increase understanding, concern, and cooperation among people in the years ahead. The majority reported that while they try to incorporate multiculturalism into the curriculum, lack of time, funding, administrative support, and training hamper their efforts. Findings suggest a need for additional, large scale inquiry into issues of multiculuralism in the social studies curriculum. The document contains nine references and three appendices. (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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